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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6453

Fax: 307-766-3189

Email: cw@uwyo.edu

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Creative Writing Program

The University of Wyoming's Creative Writing MFA program is an intensive two-year studio degree in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Special features include a flexible curriculum, cross-genre opportunities, opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and our Eminent Writers in Residence program, which brings distinguished authors to campus to work closely with our students. This year, our Eminent Writer is Bhanu Kapil. Next year, our Eminent Writer will be Nam Le.  We have a deeply committed faculty, a lively visiting writer series, an incomparable natural setting, and full funding for students, including teaching assistantships with reasonable teaching loads, full tuition waivers, summer stipends, and support for travel and publication.

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Spoken Words – Wyoming Public Media teams up with University of Wyoming MFA program for new podcast

June 14, 2017 ‖ Wyoming Public Media is excited to announce the launch of its newest podcast, Spoken Words, expanding the public radio station’s podcast portfolio to four. Spoken Words features authors writing from or about the Mountain West, reading from their works and discussing wide-ranging topics: from their careers and the writing process to broader questions about the nature of identity and the West.

UW Professor’s First Novel Nominated for National Award

June 14, 2017 ‖ University of Wyoming Professor Jeff Lockwood’s first novel, “Poisoned Justice,” has been named one of three finalists by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).

UW Professor Receives Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year

June 14, 2017 ‖ University of Wyoming Creative Writing Program Associate Professor Brad Watson is the recipient of the 2017 Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year.

Moments from MFA Conversations : The Tension and Inspiration of Place

In this excerpt from an MFA Conversation, University of Wyoming's David Romtvedt and MFA Candidate Bethann Garramon Merkle discuss what it means to be drawn toward and inspired by particular place and how writers' perspectives can be altered by proximity and time.

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ENR Spotlight on Manasseh Franklin.  Manasseh graduated with a joint degree in Creative Writing and ENR. She wrote her MFA thesis on glaciers and spent time exploring the glaciers of North America with the generous assistance of the ENR program and the Creative Writing program.


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Creative Writing Program

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6453

Fax: 307-766-3189

Email: cw@uwyo.edu

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