W.I.T.S.

All MFA students have the opportunity to participate in the Writers In The Schools (WITS) program, which sends teams of writers into the Arkansas public schools to conduct two-day workshops with students. In addition to refining their teaching skills and their knowledge of poetry and fiction, these outreach participants receive fellowships of $100-$325 per trip (plus driving expenses) to support the work that they do. Graduate students may complete as few or as many WITS trips as they choose, and they will have the opportunity to join this program shortly after they enroll in the MFA program.