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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M.F.A. Creative Writing Program
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
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.
January 30, 2014 — MacArthur “Genius” Grant Fellow Dinaw Mengestu will visit the University of Wyoming as an Eminent Writer in Residence this term. In a series of visits to campus, he will lead workshops with Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing students, hold public readings in Laramie and Jackson, and visit with undergraduate students in the Multicultural Resource Center and the creative writing minor.