MFA Program in Creative Writing
Sep. 28, 2020—Major Jackson, an accomplished poet and essayist, will join the Vanderbilt faculty as Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English in January 2021 after 18 years in the Department of English at the University of Vermont.
Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt faculty and alumni are featured at the free Southern Festival of Books, happening this weekend at War Memorial Plaza and the downtown Nashville Public Library.
Jun. 25, 2018—Before alumna Tiana Clark emerged as an electrifying new voice in poetry, before a flock of literary agents started calling, and before 'The New Yorker' magazine published her poem “Nashville” to acclaim last fall, she’d been stung so badly by rejection that she’d stopped writing for an entire year. Read more of the story from the latest issue of 'Vanderbilt Magazine.'
Apr. 19, 2018—Eleven students shared stories about their first-year Vanderbilt experiences with Nashville poets, and the conversations were transformed into meaningful poems during a literary arts seminar.
Oct. 12, 2017—Martin Seay, author of the acclaimed novel "The Mirror Thief," will discuss the future of reading at the Central Library Oct. 17.
Oct. 12, 2017—Two Vanderbilt Law School professors who are among featured authors at the Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will be on panels to be broadcast live on C-SPAN Oct. 14.
Apr. 28, 2017—Distinguished fiction writer and professor Lorrie Moore has been awarded a prestigious fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.
Dec. 16, 2016—Edgar Kunz, a 2015 graduate of Vanderbilt's MFA Program in Creative Writing, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship in poetry for 2017.
Aug. 31, 2016—The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy will host a public art exhibition inspired by a recent book on some of Nashville's most innovative entrepreneurs.
May. 25, 2016—The "People's Guide to Nashville," an album of children's music with prosocial messaging, and the inaugural Accessibility Map-a-Thon at Vanderbilt are among projects created and implemented by the 2015-16 Curb Center Public Scholars.
Apr. 29, 2016—The Writers-in-Residence program at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons mixes students from Vanderbilt’s highly regarded MFA creative writing program with students from the university’s first-year living and learning community to explore fiction and poetry.
Oct. 7, 2015—The Vanderbilt community will be well-represented at the 2015 Southern Festival of Books, with several faculty and alumni discussing their work.