A Lifetime to Write: Warren Wilson and the Origins of the Low-Residency MFA

by Jeremiah Chamberlin

Department: Special Section
Issue: September/October 2016
Details: This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the country’s oldest low-residency MFA program in creative writing, established by poet Ellen Bryant Voigt in 1976 at Goddard College before relocating to Warren Wilson College in 1981. Contributing editor Jeremiah Chamberlin explores the program’s history and legendary faculty, and how it has served as a model for other low-residency programs across the country.

This outstanding article is not available online, but is well worth checking out.  Poets & Writers also printed today’s feature image from 1979 when the program was a Goddard College.

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