It's more than just classes.

Our MFA students take both creative writing workshops and craft or forms seminars. They convene at Gailor Hall on Sewanee's central campus two afternoons a week for workshops, and two mornings a week for seminars. DuPont Library and the University Archives are located close by. On Wednesday afternoons, students come together in Gailor Hall for readings by faculty and guests, and stay for an informal gathering after the event. The program also hosts panels on publishing, revision, and other topics during the summer. 



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.

Forms and Craft Classes

Classes in the craft and forms of fiction, nonfiction or poetry take place two mornings a week from 9:45 AM to 12:15 pm. 

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.

Summer Reading Series

Each summer, the School of Letters hosts readings and lectures. On Wednesday evenings, students gather to hear from noted writers including our esteemed faculty. The program also hosts an accliamed writer or poet for a residency as part of the John Grammer fellowship. After the reading, students, professors, and community members have the opportunity to gather and meet our guests. 

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.