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.  

JUNE

L236 Faulkner Short Stories (Setting and POV) (June 05)
B101 WVU Orientation (June 06)
MFA379 Prose Poetry: On Theory (June 07)
L235 Hemingway Short Stories (Dialogue and Exposition) (June 12)
B101 WVU Orientation (June 13)
MFA156 Flash Fiction - Great Thoughts (June 14)
MFA212 What is a Plot? (June 14)
MFA702 Subtext (June 18)
B101 WVU Orientation (June 20)
MFA380 Prose Poetry: On Craft (June 21)
MFA510 Fairy Tales and Folk Tales (June 21)
L312 Julio Cortázar Shorts (June 26)
B101 WVU Orientation (June 27)
F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (June 27)
MFA157 Flash Fiction - The Story in the Title (June 28)
MFA213 The Art of Sequencing (June 28)

JULY

B305 Dialogue - Expression (July 04)
B101 WVU Orientation (July 04)
B105 Punctuation, facilitated by Janet Smith (July 04)
MFA102 Sentence Structures: Propositions, Subtext and Syntax (July 05)
MFA054 Flash Nonfiction: Singular Moments - Against the Grain (July 05)
MFA755 Writing Linked Short Stories or the Novel-in-stories Part 1 (July 09)
B101 WVU Orientation (July 11)
MFA214 Describing and Withholding (July 12)
MFA158 Flash Fiction - Opening Up Your Writing (July 12)
L247 Kij Johnson - At the Mouth of the River of Bees (July 17)
B101 WVU Orientation (July 18)
MFA103 Creativity and the Cumulative Sentence (July 19)
B103 Grammar (July 25)
B101 WVU Orientation (July 25)
MFA404 Writing for Online and Print Markets (July 26)
MFA159 Flash Fiction - Smart Surprise (July 26)
MFA215 Inflection, Tone and Pitch (July 26)