Center for Writers
The Center for Writers is the creative writing program in the School of Humanities
at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, 90 miles north of New Orleans.
Between 35 and 40 students work toward M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English with emphases
in fiction or poetry, and each student completes a creative thesis or dissertation
to fulfill requirements for the degree. The tone of the program is serious but informal,
with workshops offered in fiction, non-fiction, prose, and poetry by the program's
distinguished faculty. Additional courses in craft, literary forms, and teaching
creative writing are also offered regularly, and students participate in a regular
reading series and in the publication of a student journal, Product. The department is also home to the Mississippi Review, a nationally recognized literary magazine. Students and graduates have won the Whiting
Award, the Henfield Prize, the Flannery O'Connor Award and National Endowment fellowships
and published books with Counterpoint, William Morrow, St. Martins, Ticknor and Fields,
Georgia, Red Hen, Faber & Faber, Atlantic Monthly Press, Prentice Hall, Sarabande,
and a number of other first rank presses.
Center for Writers Faculty