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MFA in Creative Writing|Department of English

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College of Arts & Science
Department of English 3353
M.F.A. Creative Writing Program
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6453
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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.

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Upcoming Events




Prize-winning international literary star, Dinaw Mengestu, to visit Library

March 26, 2014 — Jackson, WY- Teton County Library is proud to host author Dinaw Mengestu on Saturday, April 26 at 7 pm in the Ordway Auditorium as part of its Writers at the Library series. With his third novel, All Our Names, published this month to wide acclaim, Mengestu’s star continues to the rise. Mengestu’s earlier novels: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (2008) and How to Read the Air (2010) were both New York Times “Notable Books.”

UW Author Kate Northrop Receives Award Recognizing Excellence by Young Writers

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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MFA student and faculty win PIE award

Sofi Thanhauser, MFA student, and David Romtvedt, MFA faculty, won PIE Awards for 2014.

MFA Alumni Chelsea Biondolillo receives Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing

The annual fellowship is designed to support writers completing their first books. Each fellow teaches a creative-writing workshop each semester and gives a public reading of his or her work. Chelsea will work on a non-fiction book about the plight of many of the world's threatened vulture species and some of the people trying to save them. The book blends biology, ecology, travel, and memoir into akind of love song for one of nature's more reviled birds.

Cooking the Books: episode 22

Cooking the Books
Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch

The Woods

The Woods by Tasha LeClair
MFA Alumni Tasha LeClair


Boleto by Alyson Hagy
A description of Alyson Hagy's latest novel

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