Established in 1981, the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program was one of the first low-residency programs in the country. The Atlantic named it one of the top five low-residency programs nationwide. Our 1200+ alumni/ae have published over 650 books and received nearly every literary award in the country.
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Unlike traditional residential programs, which require you to live near your program of study, ours brings you together with other writers twice each year on the VCFA campus. Because your classmates come from every corner of the world, the diversity of perspectives, attitudes, and voices is exceptional. After each residency, you return home inspired and ready to continue the semester through discourse with your advisor.