Programs & Residencies

Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets

The program is on hiatus in 2022-23. We are not accepting applications for June 2023.

Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing

Named for Bucknell's renowned literary alumnus (Class of 1954) and initiated in fall 1993, the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing offers up to four months of unfettered writing time for a writer working on a first or second book of fiction or creative nonfiction.

Sandra & Gary Sojka Poet-in-Residence

Since its initiation in 1981, our Poet-in-Residence program has brought a writer of national or international renown for an extended stay at Bucknell University each spring semester. The program honors the achievement of a distinguished poet while providing undergraduate writers the opportunity to work with that poet.

Stadler Fellowships

The program will be on hiatus in 2023-24. We are not accepting applications at this time.

Student Literary Prizes

Each year the Cadigan Prize for Younger Writers and the Julia Fonville Smithson Memorial Prize award Bucknell undergraduates for extraordinary poetry and prose.


Based on our long-standing Poet-in-Residence program, the Writer-in-Residence program brings an eminent writer of fiction or literary nonfiction to campus for an extended visit each fall semester.

West Branch Internship

West Branch, Bucknell's professional, nationally distributed literary journal, offers a competitive, semester-length, internship for qualified sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in contemporary literature and the world of literary publishing.

Contact Details

Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts


Bucknell Hall