August 27, 2013 — Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui will give several public readings this fall as a University of Wyoming Eminent Writer in Residence.
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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.
May 13, 2013 — The Overseas Press Club of America presented its 2013 Madeline Dane Ross Award to Mark Jenkins, a senior lecturer in the University of Wyoming Department of English.