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.
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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.
August 10, 2016 — National Geographic and University of Wyoming writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins, from Laramie, will open a new series of events and programs during the fall semester under the theme “Earth, Wind and Water.”
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.