About the English Writing Program

The Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh is a large and diverse community of poets, novelists, short story writers, essayists, and journalists interested in traditional forms and emerging media. The work we produce is wide-ranging, ambitious, and provocative, and has been showcased in journals, magazines, and digital publications worldwide.

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K. Leroy Irvis Fellowships 

The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences supports underrepresented minority graduate and professional students through the K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship, which is designed to help recruit and retain such students and increase their presence in the professorate. Since the fall of 2014, the Writing Program has nominated one entering-MFA student for this fellowship each year.

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