It's more than just classes.

Our MFA students take both creative writing workshops and literary seminars, convening each morning in Gailor Hall on Sewanee's central campus. DuPont Library and the University Archives are located close by, and many students study for a couple of hours before returning for afternoon classes. On Wednesday afternoons, students come together in Gailor Hall for lectures and readings by faculty and guests.



During the summer and beyond, our faculty serve as close mentors for our students as they pursue a literary education, guiding them through their academic goals, thesis projects, and postgraduate careers.


Made up of distinguished writers and scholars, our accomplished faculty gather in Sewanee from institutions and publications all across the country.

Literature Classes

Literature classes take place each morning at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. Each class is 75 minutes and meets Monday through Friday.

Writing Workshops

Writing workshops take place in the afternoons from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Workshops meet two afternoons a week.

Reading and Lecture Series

Each summer, the School of Letters hosts readings and lectures. On Wednesday evenings after workshops finish, students gather to hear from noted writers and scholars, some of whom are faculty members. After the reading, students, professors, and community members have the opportunity to mingle and interact with lecturers.

Academic Policies

Student success is our priority. Learn more about our academic policies and procedures.

DuPont Library

Sewanee's Jessie Ball duPont Library houses 713,000 print volumes, the state-of-the-art William Ralston Listening Library and Archive, along with more than 318,000 microforms and more than 20,000 records, tapes, CDs, videocassettes, and DVDs.