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UW’s Program in Creative Writing Garners Attention

Volume 13, Number 2 | January 2012

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Callan Wink The University of Wyoming’s MFA Program in Creative Writing has received a triple dose of national exposure in recent months.

In Poets and Writers Magazine’s 2012 rankings, UW’s program moved to No. 30 nationally, up 13 spots from a year ago. Also, UW was the top-rated program for student/teacher-ratio.

One of the program’s 24 students also made national news. Callan Wink, from Livingston, Mont., (pictured) had a short story printed in a September issue of The New Yorker, the popular national publication known for its illustrated and often topical covers.

And, Alyson Hagy won her second High Plains Book Award. A professor in the Department of English and an instructor in the creative writing program, Hagy earned honors for her latest book, Ghosts of Wyoming, which explores the state’s colorful pioneer past and updates several traditional ghost stories set in Wyoming.

UW’s creative writing program centers on poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

Special features include a flexible curriculum, full funding for students, cross genre possibilities, opportunities for interdisciplinary study and the Eminent Writers in Residence program, which brings distinguished authors to campus to work closely with UW students.

Samples by students in the Creative Writing MFA program

Chelsea Biondolillo
Death of an Unnamed Star
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Jennifer Schneider
The Uses of Blood in Cooking

Lauren Trembath-Neuberger
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