Bennington College

State

Vermont

Type

Writing Program

Sven Birkerts directs Bennington's MFA in Creative Writing, founded by Liam Rector. A biweekly Literature Gathering is held in a house living room, and features readings of student and faculty work, discussions, and guest readings and lectures. Field Work Term, the annual winter internship period, allows firsthand experience in the world of book publishing, journalism, literary magazines, or an entirely different field to enrich writing and reading. On-campus print publications like SILO and The Bennington Free Press, and plain china, Bennington College's online student literary magazine, provide outlets for student writing and editing.