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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
Email: cw@uwyo.edu
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Upcoming Events

MFA Student Reading Series - Readers - Nick Mangigian, Ginger Ko, Erin Jones; September 12, 2014, Night Heron Books, 7 p.m. - Poster

Skype reading and Q&A with Antonio Sacre from Teton County Library - September 17, 2014, Wyoming Union Senate Chambers, 6 p.m.

Wyoming Voices - Reflections on wilderness, the natural world, and our place in it - September 18, 2014, Berry Biodiversity Center, 6 p.m.

Visiting Writer Series - Julie Carr and Mathias Svalina Public Reading - October 1, 2014, Night Heron Books, 6 p.m.

Julie Carr and Mathias Svalina Q&A with MFA students - October 2, 2014, 12 p.m.

Brush Creek Resident Ira Sukrungruang Q&A with MFA students - October 6, 2014, 12 p.m.

Brush Creek Resident Ira Sukrungruang Public Reading - October 6, 2014, Night Heron Books, 6 p.m.

Amy Williams - literary agent - Q&A with MFA students - October 9-10, 2014.

MFA Student Reading Series - Readers - Sofi Thanhauser, Olivia Wall, Korie Johnson; October 17, 2014, Quadra Dangle, 7 p.m.

Visiting Writer Series - Kent Nelson Public Reading - October 28, 2014, Berry Biodiversity Center Auditorium, 5 p.m.

Lost Roads Press community workshop and public reading with Kate Pringle - November 7-8, 2014, Location TBA, Time TBA.

MFA Student Reading Series - Readers - Ella Fishman, Auesta Safi, Manasseh Franklin; November 14, 2014, Alice Hardie Stevens Center, 7 p.m.

Past Events

Eminent Writer in Residence - Dinaw Mengestu Public Reading - April 23, 2014, 5 p.m., UW Art Museum

Eminent Writer in Residence - Dinaw Mengestu Public Reading - April 25, 2014, Teton County Public Library.

Katie Dublinski Q&A - May 1, 2014, 12:30 p.m., Carriage House.

MFA Thesis Readings - May 2, 2014, 6:00 p.m., Carriage House. Readers will include Kelly Hatton, Joey Rubin, and Callie Plaxco.

MFA Thesis Readings - May 7, 2014, 6:00 p.m., Carriage House. Readers will include Ginger Ko, Sofi Thanhauser, and Daniel Freije.

MFA Thesis Readings - May 9, 2014, 6:00 p.m., Carriage House. Readers will include Adrian Shirk, Rebecca Golden, and Lam Pham.

Visiting Writers Series - Rachel Levitsky Public Reading - February 20, 2014, 7 p.m., Night Heron Books

MFA Student Reading Series - Friday, February 21, 2014, 7 p.m., Night Heron Books, Readers will include Auesta Safi, Nick Mangigian, and Jason Burge.

MFA Student Reading Series - Friday, March 7, 2014, 7 p.m., Gryphon Theatre

Chris Cokinos Public Reading - Co-sponsored with the UW Art Museum - April 16, 2014, 7 p.m., Visual Arts Building

Visiting Writer Claire Vaye Watkins Q&A - January 21, 2014, 12:00 p.m., Carriage House

Visiting Writers Series - Claire Vaye Watkins Public Reading - January 21, 2014, 7 p.m., Berry Center Auditorium

Eminent Writer in Residence - Dinaw Mengestu Q&A - January 29, 2014, 12:00 p.m., Carriage House

MFA student reading series - Friday, January 31, 2014 at Alice Hardie Stevens Center at 7 p.m.

MFA student reading series - Friday, December 8, 2013 at Night Heron Books at 7 p.m.  Readers will include Joey Rubin, Callie Plaxco, and Dan Freije.

House Reading for Jeff Lockwood's new book - November 21, 2013, 5-7 p.m.

MFA Student Reading - November 8, 2013, 7 p.m., Alice Hardie Stevens Center

Listening to Nature - October 11, 2013, reception 6:30 p.m., readings 7:00 p.m., Berry Biodiversity Center

"Listening to Nature" is an annual get together where writers, scientists, and thinkers explore human connections to the natural world. Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui will join Wyoming presenters to read poems, essays, and other works. The readings are preceded by a reception. The event is co-hosted by the Wyoming Outdoor Council, the UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, the UW MFA Program in Creative Writing, the UW American Indian Studies Program, and Central Wyoming College.

Alexie Q&A with MFA students - October 17, 2013, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Carriage House

MFA Student Reading - October 18, 2013, 7 p.m., Quadra Dangle

Writers at the Library - October 7 & 8, 2013, 7 p.m., Teton County Library

Jackson, WY – Teton County Library and the University of Wyoming bring new literary voices to Jackson audiences in October with back-to-back readings by author Rattawut Lapcharoensap, winner of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35,” followed by Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui. Both programs are free and open to the community with support from donations, large and small, to the Teton County Library Foundation.  Press Release

Sherwin Bitsui Public Reading - September 13, 2013, 7 p.m., Wyoming Union Senate Chambers

MFA Student Reading - September 20, 2013, 7 p.m., Berry Biodiversity Center

MFA Orientation - August 22, 2013, 2:00 p.m., Carriage House

Department of English Welcome Back Picnic - August 23, 2013, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Vedauwoo Gazebo

Sherwin Bitsui Q&A with MFA students - September 5, 2013, 12:30 p.m., Carriage House

Brad Watson Craft Talk - April 30, 2013, time TBA, Carriage House.

MFA Thesis Readings - April 26th, May 3rd, and May 9th, time 6 p.m., Carriage House.

Mark Nowak Public Reading - February 22, 2013, time 7 p.m., Second Story Books. 

WORKING IN WYOMING - community writing workshops

  • Wednesday, Feb 20th and Wednesday, Feb 27th: Laramie Community Writing Workshops at 6- 7:30 PM in the Laramie Plains Civic Center, Room 208 (Conference Room).  Workshops facilitated by Stella Soto

  • Saturday, Feb 23: Community Workshop facilitated by Mark Nowak.  2-3:30 PM in Laramie Plains Civic Center, Room 208

  • (Sun Feb 24 – Tuesday Feb 26.  Mark facilitating Working in Wyoming workshops at AFL-CIO in Cheyenne)

  • Thursday, February 28th: Working in Wyoming Reading Gala Good Times at 7 PM in the Gryphon Theater

ZZ Packer Public Reading - January 31, 2013, 7 p.m., Albany County Public Library.  Co-sponsored with the Albany County Public Library.  Book signing hosted by Second Story Books.

Brian Leung Public Reading - October 25, 2012, 5 p.m., Coe Library 506.  Co-sponsored with UW Libraries and the American Heritage Center.

Listening to Nature:  an Evening of Readings and Visual Art by Scientists and Artists” features great writing and visual art projects focused on nature and the environment. Co-sponsored by the University of Wyoming’s MFA in Creative Writing, the Wyoming Outdoor Council, and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, the program invites the public to enjoy a display of award-winning art projects and a lively set of brief readings by students and alums of the MFA program, faculty and students in the arts, sciences, and humanities, and members of the local community. The event will be held in the auditorium of the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, November 9, 2012, from 6:00 – 8:00.  It will include a reception from 5:15 – 6:00.  “Listening to Nature” seeks to bring together a range of communities in celebration of the power of the image and the written word. Featured readers for 2012 are Emilene Ostlind, Kristen Gunther, Chris Madsen, and Carlos Martinez del Rio.

"Never Drink Downstream: Factual Tales and Artful Musings on Wyoming Water"  The University of Wyoming is excited to present a symposium on water, Never Drink Downstream: Factual Tales and Artful Musing on Wyoming Water, Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, 2012 in the Family Room of the UW Union from 9 am – 5 pm each day. There will be an opening reception on Thursday evening, November 8 from 6-8 pm at the UW Art Museum, in conjunction with Wyoming River Fugues, an art installation by artist Margaret Cogswell. A closing reception will take place on Saturday, November 10, from 5 - 7 pm in the UW Union.  MFA students Rebecca Golden and Sofi Thanhauser will be presenting their work "Polyphony and Reflected Truth: A Nonfiction Response to Wyoming River Fugues" on November 10th as part of symposium.

The symposium will feature more than 30 speakers, each of whom will have 10 minutes to convey their thoughts on, stories of, research about, and creative responses to Wyoming water needs, issues, places, policies, recreation, impacts and more. The UW Art Museum’s goal is to provide a breadth of interpretation, understanding and interaction on the subject of Wyoming water, by presenting multiple perspectives ranging from the sublime to the serious. Question and answer sessions throughout each day will provide opportunities for the audience to engage in this ongoing conversation about water, and consider the crucial role water plays in all of our lives.  

Harvey Hix Craft Talk - Find out what Harvey did on sabbatical.  November 15, 2012, 5:30 p.m., CR 209

Poetry as a Profession - On Monday, Nov 19 in the Carriage House from noon to one (lunch provided) MFA faculty members Andy Fitch, Harvey Hix, Kate Northrop, Daniel Pafunda, and David Romtvedt will host a talk about the “professional life” for poets—whatever professional life might be.  We’ll talk about print and digital periodicals, residencies, book publishing—with some attention to the world of contests--teaching, and other work options.  If there are other topics students would like to address, we’ll do our best based on our experience.  While our focus is on the poetry world, all MFA candidates are welcome to attend.  If you have any questions, please contact David Romtvedt at romtvedt@uwyo.edu.

A conversation with Mary Jane Edwards, Executive Director of the Jentel Foundation - MFA students will have the opportunity to talk with Mary Jane and learn about artist residencies and careers in the world of arts foundations.  Lunch will be served.  November 29, 2012, 12:30 p.m., Carriage House

Maggie Nelson Public Reading - August 30, 2012, 6-8 p.m., UW Art Museum

Brush Creek Presents is a free, one-night presentation featuring the current artists-in-residence at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. Set up in ten minute segments, each artist, writer or musician will briefly share their talents with time for question and answer at the end of the evening. Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit artist residency program located outside of Saratoga, WY at Brush Creek Ranch. Our mission is to provide the gift of time and space in the extraordinary beauty of the American West to select visual and performing artists, writers and composers of all backgrounds and genre. This event is made possible with the generous support of UW Department of Art and UW MFA in Creative Writing. - September 20, 2012, 5-7 p.m., Visual Arts auditorium

CAConrad Public Reading - September 22, 2012, 5 p.m., Night Heron Books

Rebecca Lindenberg Public Reading - April 2, 2012, 7 p.m., Second Story Books

MFA Prom (Student Reading Series) - April 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m., North Gym, Laramie Plains Civic Center

Amy Williams, Literary Agent - Discussion with MFA students, early May

Digital Humanities Symposium - February 3, 2012

Sharon Dynak, Ucross Foundation - Presentation for MFA students at Carriage House, February 14, 2012, 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

John D'Agata Public Reading - March 7, 2012, 7 p.m., Second Story Books

MFA faculty member Frieda Knobloch gave a work-in-progress presentation on 11/18, at 5 pm, in the Carriage House.  She talked about the the creative project on the Red Desert that she worked on during her sabbatical last year.

"Listening to Nature: an Evening of Readings and Photography by Scientists and Artists"

Start: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 5:30 PM

End: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 7:00 PM

Location: Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium

Contact: Creative Writing Program, cw@uwyo.edu, 766-6453 or Jamie Wolf, jamie@wyomingoutdoorcouncil.org, 721-7610

Event Details:

“Listening to Nature:  an Evening of Readings and Photography by Scientists and Artists” features great writing and photography focused on nature and the environment.  Co-sponsored by the University of Wyoming’s MFA in Creative Writing and the Wyoming Outdoor Council, the event invites the public to enjoy a display of award-winning photographs and a lively set of brief readings by students and alums of the MFA program, faculty in the arts, sciences, and humanities, and members of the local community.  Held in the auditorium of the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, lasting 90 minutes,  and including a wine and cheese reception,  “Listening to Nature” seeks to bring together a range of communities in celebration of the power of the image and the written word.

MC:

Mark Clementz, Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics

Guest Readers:

Ann McCutchanMcCutchan

Courtney Carlson

Frieda Knobloch

Dennis Knight

Pete Gosar

Guest Photographers:

Ken Driese

Ed Sherline

Brett Deacon

 

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