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Creative Writing Program

Creative Writing Program

ANNOUNCING: The birth of an independent Creative Writing Program!  After gestating for a decade within the academic womb of the English Department, we are a fully autonomous unit with our own (and shared) faculty, lecturers, staff, courses, and degrees.  Both the MFA and the creative writing minor will be included—and maybe a BFA someday.  This coming year will involve some skinned knees as we learn to walk on our own, but we look forward to strengthening old and building new linkages with our colleagues in English and across campus. - July 2015

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 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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UW Names Hagy Outreach School Interim Dean

UW Names Hagy Outreach School Interim Dean

November 18, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved the appointment of Alyson Hagy as interim dean of the UW Outreach School.

Adventurer, Writer to Speak in Six Wyoming Communities

Adventurer, Writer to Speak in Six Wyoming Communities

September 1, 2016 — National Geographic and University of Wyoming writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins, from Laramie, will discuss his North Face team’s attempt to climb Burma’s highest peak during free public presentations scheduled Sept. 19-30 in six Wyoming communities.

UW Eminent Writer-in-Residence Receives National Honor

UW Eminent Writer-in-Residence Receives National Honor

April 29, 2016 — Joy Williams, University of Wyoming Creative Writing Program Eminent Writer-in-Residence, is the recipient of the prestigious PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.


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Wyoming Girls' School Outreach continues

In January 2016, three MFA students, Carly Fraysier, Maria Anderson, and Randall Tyrone visited the Wyoming Girls' School in Sheridan to teach creative writing to the students.

Essay Press

The MFA program is proud and excited to announce its affiliation with Essay Press, a small, innovative press on an exciting trajectory.  We offer a workshop for our students to gain intimate, hands-on experience with publishing, from project conception to book production.
The MFA program is proud and excited to announce its affiliation with Essay Press, a small, innovative press on an exciting trajectory. We offer a workshop for our students to gain intimate, hands-on experience with publishing, from project conception to book production.

ENR Spotlight on Manasseh Franklin

The Haub School highlights Manasseh's research on glaciers.

Jeff Lockwood

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An interview on Wyoming PBS

Eminent Writer in Residence Nam Le

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An interview on Wyoming PBS

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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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