Creative Writing at LSU



From its storied past as the home of Robert Penn Warren and The Southern Review to its thriving twenty-first century arts community, LSU has been lauded for over half a century for its vibrant literary culture. In 2009, our MFA program was ranked third in the nation by Poets & Writers for overall funding and support of MFA students. Our nationally-recognized faculty are not only award-winning authors and editors—they are outstanding, devoted teachers. Our extraordinary students edit journals including the program's own New Delta Review, run multiple reading series, and intern at the LSU Press and The Southern Review. Add to this mix a dynamic stream of visiting writers and our close proximity to New Orleans literary events, and you’ll see why very few places can match the multifaceted vitality of LSU’s Creative Writing program.


Prospective MFA students can find out more about our unique opportunities.