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1. "You'll walk away with your own published book!"

"The faculty and students are amazing."

"Real-world advice about publishing."

"Recommended by  Poets & Writers magazine."

 "I have a job and need to go to school at night."

 "Impressive alumni." 

 "Super cool Reading Series." 

 "I love the great variety of courses." 

 "I'm a visual person and I want to study book arts." 

 "Artsy, affordable Baltimore."  

M.F.A. Reading Series Welcomes Charif Shanahan, April 4, 2017

Charif ShanahanShanahan is winner of the Crab Orchard First Book Poetry Prize. He has received awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Cave Canem Foundation, the Frost Place, the Fulbright Program, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Starworks Foundation. A 2016 nominee for the Puschart Prize, he is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. 


*All M.F.A. Reading Series events are at 7 p.m. in the Bogomolny Room, located on the 5th floor of the UB Student Center.

Michael F. Klein Fellowship in Creative Writing & Social Justice

We are pleased to announce the Michael F. Klein M.F.A. Fellowship in Creative Writing. Michael F. Klein, a 1976 graduate of the University of Baltimore, has established and funded a fellowship award that promotes an awareness of social justice through creative writing. The fellowship will be awarded to a student whose writing demonstrates artistic merit and a strong interest in the pursuit of social justice. The selected fellow will receive a three-year tuition waiver and a graduate teaching assistantship with a stipend. Learn more about the Michael F. Klein Fellowship in Creative Writing & Social Justice.

2016 M.F.A. Graduates Book Festival and Reading

2016 MFA graduates

On May 7,  the 2016 graduates of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program hosted a book festival and reading where they presented their final thesis projects--books that they wrote, designed and produced themselves. The graduates performed selections from their books and offered them for sale during the event. (photo credit: Jennifer Marin Jericho)

2016 Plork Award Winner Amanda McCormick

Amanda McCormick, M.F.A. '16 was the recipient of the 2016 Plork Award for her book of poems, Amanda, which she wrote and produced for her final graduate seminar project. The Plork Award honors a graduate student whose work best exemplifies the spirit of the M.F.A. program, exhibiting extraordinary creativity, originality and imagination in the integration of creative writing and book design. The award carries with it a $500 prize from the Klein Family School of Communications Design’s Randolph Avery Fund. (photo credit: Jennifer Marin Jericho)