Six New Fellowships for MFA Creative Writing Students

MFA Alumnus leads writing circleThe Center for Writing Across the Curriculum and the MFA Program in Creative Writing are pleased to announce 6 new exciting fellowship opportunities available to incoming MFA Students, sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts.

Apply now for the WAC Fellowship, a prestigious two-year appointment that provides MFA students with experience in the Center for Writing Across the Curriculum (CWAC). Two WAC Fellows are selected from each genre: Creative Nonfiction, Fiction and Poetry. The Fellowship pays a stipend of approximately $3,000 in the first year and $10,000 in the second year. Fellows also remain eligible for merit-based scholarships.

The WAC Fellowship prepares Fellows to work with writers of all disciplines and levels. WAC Fellows spend their first semester learning and developing tutoring skills, completing training courses in minimalist advising and Writing Across the Curriculum pedagogy. As interns in the spring of their first year, they advise one-on-one sessions, teach workshops, and observe Writing Circles. Throughout the fall and spring of their second year, Fellows teach in CWAC as Writing Advisers and Writing Circle Facilitators.

Applicants will need to complete the general application to the MFA Program in Creative Writing, as well as submit a Letter of Application (up to 1,000 words) and a CV. Applicants with relevant experience - including teaching, tutoring, and mentoring - are encouraged to apply. Letters of Applications and CVs should be sent to MFA Coordinator of Admissions and Student Services, Candace Eros Diaz (925-631-4762).


Date of Mention: 
Thursday, December 18, 2014