Western Kentucky University celebrated its new Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing with a special ceremony on Aug. 27.
The English Department welcomed the program’s first six students during the ceremony in Cherry Hall.
Hailing from Arizona, California, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Texas, the students are fully funded with teaching assistantships for the two-year, residential course of study. The students include Lena Ziegler of Mountaintop.
Students will have options to study the craft of writing their own fiction, non-fiction, poetry or scripts and complete a comprehensive core curriculum designed to improve their professionalization.
Department Head and Professor of English Rob Hale has been impressed with how well faculty have worked together to create a curriculum that benefits all of the department’s concentrations. “MFA students will mostly work with creative writing faculty, but they will also take courses with our literature and composition faculty,” he said.