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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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Creative Writing Program

The University of Wyoming's Creative Writing MFA program is an intensive two-year studio degree in narrative prose: fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid forms.* 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.

*(We have temporarily suspended our MFA in Poetry due to funding issues and faculty assignment adjustments.)

 

Faculty News

Interesting Problems: An Interview with Brad Watson

Jeff Lockwood's Murder on the Fly, the next book in his noir mystery series featuring CV Riley (investigator/exterminator), is now available the publisher (http://www.pen-l.com/MurderOnTheFly.html), Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and all really discerning bookstores.  

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‘Wild’ Author Cheryl Strayed to Visit UW March 22

June 13, 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.

Behind the Carbon Curtain Named Finalist for 2018 Spur Award

June 13, 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

June 13, 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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