Feb 10

Evie Shockley

  7:00 PM
  Joynes Reading Room

New Writers Project

The New Writers Project at the University of Texas at Austin is a small fully-funded, three-year studio MFA program within a large and highly-ranked Department of English. We offer students close mentorship, literary community, and teaching and editing experience.The New Writers Project works in concert with its partner MFA program, the Michener Center for Writers, to provide an artistically adventurous and intellectually rigorous terminal degree.

Our faculty is comprised of noted writers who are also experienced teachers committed to working with emerging writers. In addition, visiting faculty hosted by both the New Writers Project and the Michener Center for Writers enrich the range of perspectives and offerings available to our students.

Each year the New Writers Project hosts and cosponsors a dynamic array of literary events, including poetry and fiction readings, author Q&As, and talks. A wide range of other literary events and opportunities are sponsored by various UT departments, centers, and organizations. In addition, Austin is home to a diverse and thriving literary and arts scene.

Lisa Olstein & Elizabeth McCracken

Director & Associate Director

  • New Writers Project

    Department of English
    204 W 21st Street B5000
    Austin, Texas, 78712-1164
    (512) 471-4991