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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.  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.

Breaking News

Creative Writing Contest.  After long and careful deliberation from the judges, here are the contest results:

Poetry:

First Place: Annaleise Johansen

Runner-up: Emily Quallen

Nonfiction:

First Place: Jessica Fahlsing

Runner-up: Samuel Sanders

Fiction:

First Place: Sara Sirk

Runner-up: Quinn Farrand

Please join us next Monday night (the 23rd) at 6:00 p.m. at the Carriage House for a celebration of these writers and writing in general.  The winners will read from their work (and accept their prizes) and the judges will be on hand to talk writing, grad school--anything and everything.  And there will be food and drink, too.

Thanks to all who entered the contest!

Paul 

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April 17, 2018 ‖ Cheryl Strayed, the best-selling author of the memoir “Wild,” will visit the University of Wyoming for a public lecture and book signing Thursday, March 22.

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April 17, 2018 ‖ Jeff Lockwood's book Behind the Carbon Curtain named a finalist for 2018 Spur Award

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

April 17, 2018 ‖ 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.

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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