July 20-August 2, 2014
Ashland University offers week-long post-MFA workshops in poetry or nonfiction as part of its annual summer residency. The workshops are open to writers who have completed an MFA in creative writing.
Join the writing community in Ashland, Ohio for a week of workshops, seminars and readings by acclaimed visiting writers and faculty affiliated with the Ashland University MFA Program. Post-MFA participants will take part in daily three-hour morning workshops. Each workshop will include five-seven writers and will be taught by an Ashland MFA faculty member. Participants are invited to share in community meals. On-campus housing is available, though priority will be given to students registered in the MFA program.
Participants may register for the first week, the second week or both weeks.
One workshop in poetry and one in creative nonfiction will be open each week. The program reserves the right to cancel workshops with low enrollment.
Workshop Instructors: Ashland University MFA Faculty Members
Workshop Manuscript: Participants will be asked to submit five-seven pages of poetry or 10-15 pages of creative nonfiction for each week.
Week One Workshop (July 20-July 27): $1,035*
Week One Retreat Only (July 20-July 27): $517*
* Based off of 2013's rates - new tuition rates will be posted in the spring.
Room and Board
Apartment Housing: $250/week (Participants will share a bedroom with one other participant or MFA student as part of a two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite. Each apartment has a kitchen with large appliances, furnished living room and dining room.)
Air-Conditioned Dorm Housing: $150/week (Participants will have a private room in dorm housing. Bathrooms are shared dorm facilities.)
Linen Package: $27.50
Meal Plan: Ashland University features award-winning dining services. Lunch and dinner are catered. A strict vegetarian option is provided at each meal; however, participants with very specific dietary restrictions and preferences should consult the Residency Menu before deciding to purchase the meal plan. All rooms on campus are equipped with full kitchens if it is determined that the menu will not suit your dietary needs. Participants should notify the Administrative Director of dietary restrictions and special requests on their residency preference sheet.
Participants can choose to eat dinner only or lunch and dinner on campus. See the rates below.
Restaurants, grocery stores and coffee shops are within walking distance of the University. The Eagle's Nest, a snack bar with dining and coffee selections in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center, is open during lunch hours for participants who opt-out of the meal plan.
2013 Dinner Only Option: $120
2013 Lunch and Dinner Only Option: $187.50
Arrive Saturday - check-in from 2-6 p.m.
Depart the following Sunday - check-out from 3-5 p.m.
Participants in post-MFA workshops will follow the same schedule as the MFA program's summer residency. Consult the schedule of events for details.
- Submit a writing sample in poetry (10-15 pages) or nonfiction (20-25 double-spaced pages)
- Proof of MFA degree conferred, unofficial transcript is acceptable (waived for Ashland MFA alumni)
- Complete registration form
- Online via Submittable
- Post-MFA Workshop Registration Form - complete and return with your writing sample and proof of MFA degree to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via mail: Sarah M. Wells, Ashland University, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805
- $200 registration deposit (refundable through May 15, 2014) payable via PayPal or by mail, to Ashland University, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Include "Post-MFA Workshop" in the memo field of your check.
Registration Form due June 7, 2014
Travel, Room and Board Preferences due June 7, 2014
Tuition and Room and Board Payment due June 23, 2014 (Applicants will be invoiced after registration)
Workshop Manuscript due June 23, 2014
Please contact Sarah M. Wells, 419.289.5957, or email@example.com, with questions or concerns.