Bennington MFA Alumni Workshops

Tailored specifically to the needs of Bennington MFA alumni, these four and six week virtual workshops and one and two day intensive classes are focused on extending Bennington’s rigorous study of creative writing for those who have already earned their degree. Workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are taught by current MFA faculty and are designed to help writers refine new work in a familiar and challenging environment. In addition to the workshops, generative weekend intensive classes offer deep dives into particular areas of craft. All classes are capped at eight students to ensure an intimate learning experience.

Schedule

Workshops in three genres are available this term.  Click the link below for full details.

Pricing

Workshops run for four or six weeks, meeting for one two-hour Zoom session each week. You will also meet for a 30-minute one-to-one session with your instructor.

Four Week Workshop: $750
Six Week Workshop: $1000
One Day Intensive: $500
Two Day Intensive: $750

Registration

Register now by filling out this brief form.

Email writing@bennington.edu with questions.

 

Beloved Faculty

Monica Ferrell: Fiction

Monica Ferrell is the author of three books of fiction and poetry, most recently the collection You Darling Thing (Four Way, 2018), a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award and Believer Book Award in Poetry.

Jenny Boully: Nonfiction

Jenny Boully, a poet and essayist, is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow in General Nonfiction. Her latest book is Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life.

Craig Morgan Teicher: Poetry

Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of four books of poetry and the essay collection We Begin In Gladness: How Poets Progress. He is a 2021 Guggenheim fellow.

Jill McCorkle: Fiction

Jill McCorkle is the author of 10 books—four story collections and six novels. She is the winner of the New England Book Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Excellence in Literature, and the North Carolina Award for Literature.

Marie Mutsuki Mockett: Nonfiction

Marie Mutsuki Mockett’s memoir, Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye, was a finalist for the 2016 PEN Open Book Award. American Harvest: God, Country and Farming in the Heartland (Graywolf) explores Mockett’s experience across “the divide,” and is a tribute to the complicated and nuanced history of the United States and its people.

Carmen Giménez Smith: Poetry

Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of seven books. Her latest collection of poems, Be Recorder (2020) was shortlisted for both the National Book Award and the PEN Open Book Award.