October 16, 2015 — Award-winning author and University of Wyoming Creative Writing Program Professor David Romtvedt will read selections from his new novel, “Zelestina Urza in Outer Space,” Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at Night Heron Books, 104 E. Ivinson St.
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
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.
September 30, 2015 — Five Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates from the University of Wyoming Creative Writing MFA Program will read selections from their work Sunday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. at the Carbon County Higher Education Center (CCHEC) Career and Tech Ed Center in Rawlins.
September 28, 2015 — The University of Wyoming at Casper will host James Longenbach’s “Lyric Knowledge or the Uses of Poetry” Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. in Durham Hall, on the third floor of Aley Hall at Casper College.