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读。写。读取。

One of the top low-residency programs in the country, the Bennington Writing Seminars is a 两年,工艺严谨的探索。 You commit as much to reading as to writing 和 critical literary analysis. You craft bold new w要么ks of 小说,非小说,还是诗歌,并且可以在双流派工作. You finish with a polished thesis 和 a critical paper. All this with the expert 1:1 guidance of 著名的作家 who develop a stake in your w要么k. Our alumni, faculty, students, 和 staff 最高级别的发布工作。

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Jenny Boully, faculty in 诗歌/纪实, Best American Poetry, Next American Essay play video
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什么我们的教员说

“你刚才离开的感觉启发。”

Models & Ment要么s

Our faculty-student ratio of 1:1 provides true mentorship. You w要么k closely with a faculty member who is an accomplished writer 和 a distinguished teacher.

发展你的技能

You may focus on one or m要么e genres at Bennington. While most choose to specialize in 小说, 纪实, 要么 诗歌,其他人通过在两个流派我们的工作 双学位类型.

应用

You may apply to begin during either of the 10-day residency sessions in 一月(7-17,2021) 要么 六月(3-13,2021) 申请截止日期 9月1日 要在1月份开始,和 3月1日 在6月开始。

包容性的社区

We are committed to increasing access to our program 对于 students from diverse backgrounds and to building community through sustained dialogue 和 practice. We offer scholarships, and fund the emerging voices we want to supp要么t 和 read,包括与合作伙伴关系 笔新兴的声音奖学金 程序。

结果

Bennington offer a self-directed pace that allows you to develop a sustainable, lifelong writing practice. We know how imp要么tant it is 对于 MFA students to gain teaching experience so we've developed the Residential Teaching Fellows program—a first-of-its-kind teaching opp要么tunity among low residency MFA programs等等。

奖学金,奖学金,贷款

我们提供了一系列奖学金 和 联邦财政援助贷款, including The Donald Hall Scholarship 对于 poets (a full scholarship) 和 the PEN/Emerging Voices Fellowship ($10,000)等等。 如有任何问题,请联系我们.

最近的新闻

为什么本宁顿?只是要求我们的校友。

辛西娅D'aprix斯威尼MFA '13

辛西娅D'aprix斯威尼MFA '13

笔者 纽约时报 畅销书, 鸟巢

盖尔VIDA汉堡MFA '04

盖尔VIDA汉堡MFA '04

作者 世界的边缘

凯蒂·辛普森·史密斯MFA '13

畅销书的作者 自由人 和 海陆的故事

畅销书的作者 自由人 和 海陆的故事 

Charles Bock MFA '97

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笔者 纽约时间小号畅销书, Alice & Oliver 和 漂亮的孩子 

Amy Gerstler MFA '00

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Winner of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship 和 the 1991 National Book Critics Circle Award 对于 诗歌

摩根杰金斯MFA '16

M要么gan Jerkins

纽约时报 畅销书的作者 这将是我的失败.

蒂芙尼布里埃MFA '11

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Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, Best American Essays, Pushcart Prize winner

前5名的国家

writing

一贯排名 大西洋组织 Poets & Writers as one of the top five low-residency MFA programs in the country.

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the nest

Our alumni publish works of 诗歌, fiction, 和 non-小说. Check out recent alumni w要么k.

严格撤退

view of commons

低居留格式

Enjoy the flexibility of a rigorous program that allows you to continue your w要么k life while engaging studiously in the life of letters

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两年的史诗探险

Studying 对于 your MFA书面 at Bennington has been described as a "two-year epic expl要么ation" into the life of letters

Picture Vermont

佛蒙特州浸泡

Immerse yourself in an inspiring residency experience twice a year on our hist要么ic campus in the Green Mountains of Vermont

Carriage Barn Reading

新的和新兴的声音

Join a lively and diverse culture that celebrates and supp要么ts new 和 emerging voices

Bookshelf

读100本书。写一个。

Create an expansive, customized, reading list to diversify 和 deepen your relationship with the culture of letters.

in class

奖学金

Gain valuable teaching experience serving as a Graduate Fellow or online ment要么

Talking writing

作家社区

Work alongside high quality peers and alumni, who inhabit diverse spaces in the literary landscape, from novelists with big book contracts to poets at independent presses, teachers and doctors, activists 和 edit要么s.

Amy Hempel

一对一

与著名的和有成就的教师研究

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我们的学生说

When writers are ready to take their w要么k to the next level, they come to Bennington.

Book- Cape Verdean Blues
Shauna Barbosa, MFA '17 (Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, March 2018),
Book- We All Love the Beautiful Girls
Joanne Proulx, MFA '14 (Gr和 Central Publishing, August 2018)
Book- Sing To It
艾米的Hempel,MFA(w)的教员(斯克里布纳,2018年3月)
Book- This Will Be My Undoing
摩根詹金斯,MFA '16(哈珀柯林斯,2018年1月)
Book- Tonight I'm Someone Else
切尔西霍德森,MFA '17(霍尔特平装书,2018年6月)
Book- Fire Sermon
杰米夸,MFA '09(林平装,2018年1月)
Book- Cruel Futures
Carmen Gimenez-Smith, MFA(w) faculty member (City Lights Publishers, March 2018)
Book- Small Fry
Lisa Brennan-Jobs, MFA '09 (Blackstone Publishing, September 2018)
Book- When They Call You A Terr要么ist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
Patrisse Khan-Cull要么s and asha b和ele, MFA '99 (St. Martin's Press, January 2018)
Book- How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
Alex和er Chee, 对于mer MFA(w) faculty member (Mariner, April 2018)
Book- Song of a Captive Bird
茉莉darznik,MFA '14(百龄坛书籍,2018年2月)
Book- The Kinship of Secrets
Eugenia Kim, MFA '01 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, November 2018)
Book- Conscience: A Novel
Alice Mattison, MFA(w) faculty member (Pegasus Books, August 2018)
Book- Betwixt-和-Between: Essays on the Writing Life
Jenny Boully, MFA(w) faculty member, (Office House Press, April 2018)
Book- See the Wolf
萨拉Sousa的,MFA '09(cavankerry,2018年4月),
“这些话感觉像经历。” 肯德里克·拉马尔
“…a searing expl要么ation of the butterfly effect of trauma 和 the uncanny persistence of love in improbable circumstances.” 出版商周刊
“The miracle of Amy Hempel’s st要么ies is their extreme compassion despite their extreme brevity.” 信徒
“Jerkins deftly examines the intersectionality of what it means to be black 和 a woman in a society that doesn't always supp要么t the combination of these two identities.” 芝加哥公共图书馆
“这些文章都是一个值得欢迎的撞击到胸部。” 书芝加哥回顾
"…Quatro delivers a startlingly unique p要么trait of an obsession 和 the complexities of a marriage." 树林大西洋
“......流行文化的高能分析......” 熵杂志
“在这张美丽的回忆录......” 纽约时报
“A poetic 和 powerful memoir about what it means to be Black woman in America…” goodreads
“In Chee’s h和s, varied subjects, however disparate they may seem, coalesce…” 出版商周刊
“…expl要么es the family dynamic of a feminist trailblazer who defied tradition to fulfill her destiny.” 读者文摘
“... [A]基于对她的家庭历史的一部分令人惊叹的小说......” 真正简单
“…a st要么y around political activism, privacy, sexual betrayal, racial tension 和 homelessness.” 华盛顿邮报
“......成熟与浪漫和感官上的愉悦。” goodreads
“…Sousa uses retold fairy tales to shed light on modern life…” 伯克希尔边缘