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Student News|MFA in Creative Writing


Manasseh Franklin has an upcoming photography exhibit, “Experiencing Ice,” at Gallery 234 from April 27-May 14. There is an opening reception for the exhibit on May 7, from 5-7pm. The exhibit centers on a collection of prose poems and photographs gathered while traveling to and on glaciers in Alaska, Canada and Wyoming. You can find more on the project at

Randall Tyrone is a finalist for the Tin House summer workshop scholars program and has been awarded the Bentley-Buckman Poetry Fellowship to attend Writers Week at Idyllwild Arts.

Carly Fraysier and Erin Jones were both awarded Plummer scholarships.

Jeff Tatay's ecotheory and ecopoetics of the Hominid Birthing and The Elk Cyborg will be published in Tract/Trace: An Investigative Journal​.

Trey (John Thorton) Williams' 8 page story "Examination Room" has been picked up by Joyland and will be published in May.


Trey (John Thorton) Williams just won the Glimmer Train Award for New Writers for his story "Darling, Keith, The Subway Girl, and Jumping Joe Henry." Link here:​ .

Sofi Thanhauser was awarded a residency at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga for the month of February.

Jessica White received an A&S Saunders-Walter Study Abroad Scholarship award of $1500 to travel to Thailand for research on a creative writing project.

Jeff Tatay had his poetry (“Wōdnesdæg,” “August 8th,” “Cryptic,” and “Twenty Something”) featured on Wyoming Public Media’s Spoken Words:

Sofi Thanhauser's essay "The Roar, the Crash" was published in "Essay Daily." The link is:

Sofi Thanhauser has been awarded a Haub Grant for Research and Creative Activities for Fall 2014.

Erin Jones submitted a winning essay for the "Communicating About Water" contest hosted by EPSCoR.

Manasseh Franklin has won the Larsh-Bristol Fellowship from the UW communications and journalism department.

Ginger Ko has accepted a position at the University of Georgia's PhD Creative Writing program. She also has some pieces up in Toad: She'll also have pieces forthcoming (this summer and fall) from likewise folio, Vector Press, and The Pinch Literary Journal.

Sofi Thanhauser, Kelly Hatton, and Manasseh Franklin have been awarded Plummer scholarships from the ENR program.

Daniel Freije won a 2014 Ellbogen Teaching Award.

Sofi Thanhauser won a 2014 PIE award. 

Erin Jones, Ginger Ko, Lam Pham, Sofi Thanhauser and Korie Johnson have been nominated for the Promoting Intellectual Engagement in the First Year (PIE) award. The PIE award recognizes faculty who inspire students intellectually in first-year courses and is sponsored by several programs within both academic and student affairs: the Ellbogen CTL, Center for Advising and Career Services, Residence Life and Dining, and the LeaRN Program.

Manasseh Franklin's piece "Recipe for the Essence of Rootlessness" has been accepted for publication in an upcoming issue Sheepshead Review.

Sofi Thanhauser has received a grant from the Social Justice Research Center.

Adrian Shirk has an article up at The Atlantic.


The fall 2013 nonfiction workshop students recorded their work as part of the WPR Spoken Word series.  See links in the left column.

Sofi Thanhauser had a short film shown at the Gryphon Theater December 13th as part of a festival of short films by Laramie artists.  Her film featured some amazing work by actors Daniel Pafunda, Jason Kirkmeyer, Jason Burge, Julian Saporiti, Chelsea Biondolillo, Rebecca Estee, Eric Krszjzaniek and Adrian Shirk.  The Casper Star Tribune published an article about the film festival.

Chelsea Biondolillo's story "Phrenology: An Attempt" from Hayden's Ferry was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Lam Pham's story "Lovesaw" was awarded "special mention" in Hunger Mountain's 2013 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction contest (judged this year by Michael Martone).  It'll appear in a future issue of the journal.

Adrian Shirk has an essay up at The Airship.

Ginger Ko has a review of Becca Jensen’s Among the Dead:  Ah! and Afterward Yes! for HTMLGIANT, a new poem, “I DON’T BEG FOR A PLACE TO LAND BUT I FEEL LONELY WHEN YOU’RE DRUNK,” in TYPO, and a new piece, "Treespeak" at inter|rupture.  She was a semi-finalist for the Bloof Books 2014 Chapbook Series contest.  She has new poems, "Day Mark," "Day Mark (2)," "Day Mark (3)," "Night Signature," and Night Signature (2)" in smoking glue gun, Volume 8 and is on the short list mention for smoking glue gun's 2013 Chapbook Competition. Ginger's poem "Get the fuck out woodland creatures, get the fuck out low-hanging fruit" is in Anti-, Issue 13.

Joey Rubin's essays, reviews and translations have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Nerve, Paste, the Forward, the Daily Beast, the Critical Quarterly, Hemispheres and the Argentina Independent, where he is a contributing editor. His short fiction, “Toward Lithuania,” was included in the anthology Promised Lands: New Jewish Fiction on Longing and Belonging.

Adrian Shirk is a founder/editor for The Corresponding Society, and its associated journal Correspondence, and assistant editor at Wilder Quarterly, an NYC-based horticulture and design magazine. Her nonfiction work has appeared in Wilder Quarterly, Owl Eye Review, Spork, Water Science, 7Stops Magazine, and Providence Monthly.

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