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1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6453
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Email: cw@uwyo.edu
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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.

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UW Launches Independent Program in Creative Writing

July 24, 2015 — An independent Creative Writing Program will be launched this fall within the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences.

UW Master of Fine Arts Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

April 2, 2015 — The nationally recognized Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is noting its 10th anniversary this week at the University of Wyoming.

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Brad Watson

Brad Watson had a short story published in the November 24th issue of the New Yorker. The issue also included an interview with him.

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.

Faculty Publications - 2015

Check out the link for new publications by MFA Faculty this Spring.

Andy Fitch

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Poets Amaranth Borsuk and Andy Fitch recently released a fantastic collaborative book entitled As We Know (Subito Press), which has been called, “a masterpiece of cross-genre exploration by two artists at the top of their game.” As We Know attempts to intervene into the gendered history of editorial intervention as it has played out in the famous cases of figures such as Dorothy Wordsworth and Emily Dickinson.

Tasha LeClair

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MFA Alumni Tasha LeClair

Alyson Hagy

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A description of Alyson Hagy's latest novel

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