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UW's MFA Program in Creative Writing Ranked in the Top 30

August 24, 2011 — Ryan Ikeda had been searching for a quality MFA creating writing program when he came across Seth Abramson’s blog, which monitors and ranks MFA programs. His curiosity was perked by the University of Wyoming program’s top 50 national ranking.

Program News

Mark Jenkins to Present Congo Expedition Photos

November 10, 2011 — Acclaimed author and global correspondent Mark Jenkins will give his presentation, “Guns, Gorillas and Laptops: How We All Are Unwittingly Connected” Nov. 15-17, in Casper, Sheridan and Gillette.

UW MFA Creative Writing Program Hosts Visiting Writer Charles Baxter

October 25, 2011 — Acclaimed writer Charles Baxter will read from his works at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at Second Story Books, located at 105 Ivinson Ave. His presentation is sponsored by the University of Wyoming’s MFA Visiting Writers Series program.

UW MFA Program in Creative Writing, Wyoming Outdoor Council Sponsor Program

October 19, 2011 — A mix of writing and photography that focuses on nature and the environment highlights a free public program Friday, Oct. 28, at the University of Wyoming’s Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center.

UW Professor Wins High Plains Book Award

October 17, 2011 — University of Wyoming Department of English Professor Alyson Hagy is the recipient of the High Plains Book Award for the best book of fiction. It is the second time she has won the award, previously receiving the best woman writer award.

UW MFA Creative Writing Program Welcomes Eminent Writer in Residence Ed Roberson

September 2, 2011 — Poet Ed Roberson is the second 2011-2012 Eminent Writer in Residence in the University of Wyoming MFA Program in Creative Writing. He comes to campus Sept. 10.

UW MFA Creative Writing Program Welcomes Visiting Writer Camille Dungy

September 8, 2011 — Acclaimed poet Camille Dungy will read and sign her books at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Second Story Books, 105 Ivinson Ave. in Laramie.

Alyson Hagy wins Devils Kitchen Reading Awards

August 23, 2011 — The editors of the 2011-2012 "Grassroots" literary magazine at Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently announced the winners of the 2011 Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards in Poetry and Prose. The award winners for the 2011 Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival are Alyson Hagy for prose, and Jerry Williams for poetry.

UW’s Watson on Short List for $50,000 Literary Prize

August 22, 2011 — University of Wyoming Associate Professor Brad Watson is among six finalists for a $50,000 literary prize from St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. The winner will be announced Sept. 17.

Laramie Maps Exhibition Continues Through September

August 1, 2011 — “Laramie: A Gem City Atlas,” a project by the University of Wyoming Creative Writing Program, can be viewed at Coe Library through the end of September.

Watson Interviewed by Casper Star Tribune

July 1, 2011 — Author Brad Watson once wrote a story about his widowed neighbor, only he didn't know her. She just seemed like she had a story, so he made one up.

UW Professors Nominated for High Plains Book Award

June 1, 2011 — Two University of Wyoming professors are finalists in the fiction category for High Plains Book Awards.

MFA Student wins Iron Horse Literary Review Award

May 1, 2011 — The Editors at Iron Horse Literary Review would like to announce the 2011 Discovered Voices Award winners. The winning writers will be displayed prominently in one of our 2011/2012 issues and they will also receive $150 for first-serial publication rights and four free copies of the issue featuring his or her work.

UW’s Watson Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

May 11, 2011 — University of Wyoming Associate Professor Brad Watson is among 180 recipients of a prestigious fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

UW Student Receives National Writing Award

April 4, 2011 — Katie Schmid can still recall the first poem she ever wrote: An ode to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to impress a boy in her class.

UW Professor Finalist for 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

March 3, 2011 — University of Wyoming English Associate Professor Brad Watson is a finalist for the prestigious 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, America's largest peer juried prize for fiction.

UW MFA Creative Writing Program Author to Give Reading

March 2, 2011 — Celebrated poet Cathy Park Hong will read from her works Thursday, March 10, and will meet with University of Wyoming students as part of UW’s MFA Program in Creative Writing Visiting Writers Series.

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