Michener Center

A Serious Writer

Mar 27, 2017 By Michael Agresta

A chat with Jim Magnuson, the founding director of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.

One Degree of Jim Magnuson

Mar 22, 2017 By Jeff Salamon

Over the past 23 years, the founding director of the Michener Center for Writers has helped launch countless literary careers. Here are a few of the program’s most notable graduates.

When Writers Write About Writers

Jan 16, 2014 By Christopher Kelly

In his new book, James Magnuson, the head of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, skewers (lovingly) the people who attend programs like the one he directs.