Creative Writing Program


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The University of Alabama’s Program in Creative Writing is among the most renowned in the nation, with an 80-year tradition of distinction that counts among its alumni generations of working writers.

As a training ground for the aspiring writer, it’s tough to beat what we offer in Tuscaloosa: a foundational depth of literary study and an expansive interdisciplinary practice in writing across genres.

image of the Black Warrior River
UA is situated along Tuscaloosa’s iconic Black Warrior River. 

Whether an MFA student or an undergraduate minoring in creative writing, you will study with established as well as emerging authors and scholars and be part of a thriving art and intellectual community.

The Creative Writing Program at UA will challenge you to grow and mature as a writer as you pursue your literary and academic goals.

Here you will find lifelong friends, passionate mentors, and myriad opportunities to hone your professional skills and credentials.

Check out what we have to offer, and feel free to ask any unanswered questions. We hope you will join us.