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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 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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UW Creative Writing Program to Host Poet and Essayist April 21

April 13, 2016 — Poet and essayist Linda Russo will read selections from her work Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. at Night Heron Books, located at 107 E. Ivinson Ave. in Laramie. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the reading.

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April 16, 2016-Creative Writing Symposium-Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America

March 1, 2016 — Three authors and two editors from the book "Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America" will read from their work and answer questions during this day-long event.

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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.

Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories of Fracking in America

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Coming to Laramie April 16, 2016 at the UW Conference Center

ENR Spotlight on Manasseh Franklin

The Haub School highlights Manasseh's research on glaciers.

Eminent Writer in Residence Nam Le

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An interview on Wyoming PBS

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An interview on Wyoming PBS

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