Writing Seminars

We are a two-year low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing program, with ten-day residencies in January and June. Students work closely with distinguished and actively publishing faculty, their path determined by the reading discipline as well as the production of original work. Our mission is to connect the emerging writer with much of the best that has been done and to cultivate the critical skills that serve the writing as much as the reading.

Hours & Location
  • during term: M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • summer/FWT: M-F 8:30AM-4:00PM
  • Commons 14
Image of Sven Birkerts
Sven Birkerts

Program director and nonfiction faculty member.

call sbirkerts@bennington.edu call 802-440-4452
Image of Megan Mayhew Bergman
Megan Mayhew Bergman
Associate Director

Administrator and academic adviser to all students.

call mayhewbergman@bennington.edu call 802-440-4454
Image of Dawn Dayton
Dawn Dayton
Program Coordinator

Coordinates all aspects of the Writing Seminars Program in conjunction with the associate director.

call ddayton@bennington.edu call 802-440-4452