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MFA in Creative Writing|Department of English

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College of Arts & Science
Department of English 3353
M.F.A. Creative Writing Program
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6453
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Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

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 Writers are Dinaw Mengestu and Sherwin Bitsui. We have a deeply committed faculty, a lively visiting writers 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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Upcoming Events




Prize-winning international literary star, Dinaw Mengestu, to visit Library

March 26, 2014 — Jackson, WY- Teton County Library is proud to host author Dinaw Mengestu on Saturday, April 26 at 7 pm in the Ordway Auditorium as part of its Writers at the Library series. With his third novel, All Our Names, published this month to wide acclaim, Mengestu’s star continues to the rise. Mengestu’s earlier novels: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (2008) and How to Read the Air (2010) were both New York Times “Notable Books.”

UW Author Kate Northrop Receives Award Recognizing Excellence by Young Writers

March 3, 2014 — University of Wyoming Associate Professor Kate Northrop has been awarded the $25,000 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer's Prize, an annual award given to a young writer of proven excellence in poetry or prose.

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Brad Watson's “Eykelboom” published in The New Yorker

Brad Watson had a short story published in the November 24th issue of the New Yorker. The issue also included an interview with him.

New book by Harvey Hix

Harvey Hix published Ley Lines with Wilfrid Laurier University Press; the book is an anthology of contemporary poets and visual artists woven into a single conversation that is at once deeply philosophical, literary, and oftentimes politically subversive.

June 17th

June 17th
Poets Amaranth Borsuk and Andy Fitch recently released a fantastic collaborative book entitled As We Know (Subito Press), which has been called, “a masterpiece of cross-genre exploration by two artists at the top of their game.” As We Know attempts to intervene into the gendered history of editorial intervention as it has played out in the famous cases of figures such as Dorothy Wordsworth and Emily Dickinson.

The Woods

The Woods by Tasha LeClair
MFA Alumni Tasha LeClair


Boleto by Alyson Hagy
A description of Alyson Hagy's latest novel

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