Literary Arts

Welcome to Literary Arts at Brown

For over 40 years, Literary Arts at Brown University has been a creative and intellectual center for the U.S. literary avant-garde. Along with a handful of other writing programs nationwide, Brown provides a home for innovative writers of fiction, poetry, digital language arts, and mixed media. 

The online MFA application may be accessed starting in early September; the deadline is 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time 15 December. No late applications will be considered and no changes/updates to applications or writing samples will be accepted.

MFA application decision notifications are projected for the middle of March 2019.

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The banner artwork for this website is a detail from a page from
Camp Printing by Rosmarie Waldrop, in a design by Martha Meier.