WVU MFA Courses

CERTIFICATES

Writers’ Village University currently offers four certificate programs: Fiction MFA, Short Story MFA, Nonfiction MFA and Creative Writing. MFA Program courses are facilitated by experienced volunteers. All courses and workshops are included with WVU Memberships at no extra charge. 

WVU Fiction MFA

WVU’s Fiction MFA is modeled on graduate-level university programs. A full-time student typically takes three courses per semester for 3 years (six 16-week semesters). WVU works differently; our courses vary in length according to the subject. For MFA students, courses are grouped by the semester. For example, eight 2-week courses equal a one-semester course. Likewise, two 4-week courses plus one 8-week course equal a one-semester course.

Part time students may take classes according to their schedules. There is no time limit to complete the program.

WVU’s Fiction MFA program includes advanced workshops and a balance of craft and literature courses. This is our most comprehensive program with six 16-week semesters

Short Story MFA

Our Short Story MFA is a 2-year program with a balance of craft and literature courses. 

Nonfiction MFA

Our Nonfiction MFA is a 2-year program with a balance of craft, research, marketing and literature courses. It begins January 28, 2016.

Creative Writing Certificate

Our Creative Writing Certificate is a 1-year program is for beginners.


 

 

UPCOMING CLASSES

 New Classes Begin Every Week.
All courses are free to members.  

MARCH

MFA206 Minor Characters (March 22)
L309 Their Eyes Were Watching God (March 27)
L232 Kevin Moffett & Nam Le Short Stories (March 27)
B101 WVU Orientation (March 28)
F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (March 28)
MFA151 Flash Fiction Workshop: Vignettes (March 29)

APRIL

N140 Writing the Memoir (April 04)
F188: Writing Boosters - Plot Limitations (April 04)
B103 Grammar (April 04)
B101 WVU Orientation (April 04)
MFA207 Setting and Character (April 05)
MFA375 Prose Poetry: INTRODUCTION (April 05)
L230 Italo Calvino Short Stories (April 10)
F307 From Dream to Story (April 11)
B101 WVU Orientation (April 11)
MFA052 Flash Nonfiction: Voice, Sound and Language (April 12)
MFA152 Flash Fiction from Contemporary China (April 12)
B101 WVU Orientation (April 18)
MFA376 Prose Poetry: On Discovery (April 19)
MFA208 Difficult Characters (April 19)
MFA703 Maps of the Imagination (April 23)
L211 Poe and Hawthorne Short Works (April 24)
Fiction 190: Writing Boosters - Recipe #16 (April 25)
B105 Punctuation (April 25)
B101 WVU Orientation (April 25)
MFA403 Contemporary Writing Strategies (April 26)
MFA153 Flash Fiction - The Myth-ing Link (April 26)
MFA708 The Difficult Imagination - Part 2 (April 30)

MAY

L301 If on a winter's night a traveler (Calvino) (May 01)
B304 Adjectives and Adverbs - The Pros and Cons (May 02)
F192 Writing Boosters - Plot Ideas (1 Week) (May 02)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 02)
MFA209 Point of View Basics (May 03)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 09)
F242: Science Fiction Workshop (May 09)
MFA314 Japanese Poetic Forms (May 10)
MFA154 Flash Fiction Point of View and Voice (May 10)
L300 A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest Gaines) (May 15)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 16)
P166 Poetry Triggers - Line Breaks in Poetry (May 16)
B107: The Writers' Way to Creativity (May 16)
B303 Point of View (May 16)
MFA210 The Art of First Person (May 17)
L234 Barth and Borges (Form and Content) (May 22)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 23)
F174: Writing Booster Workshop - Opposites Attract and Repel (May 23)
MFA053 Flash Nonfiction: POV and Structure (May 24)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 30)
F178 Writing Boosters - Recipe #2 (May 30)
P168 Poetry Triggers - Using Points of View in Poetry Part 1 (May 30)
B103 Grammar (May 30)
MFA211 The Art of Third Person (May 31)
MFA155 Flash Fiction - One Page Fictions (May 31)