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MFA in Creative Writing

1000 E. University Ave.

Department 3353

Laramie, WY  82071


Program director: Beth Loffreda

Program contact: Gwynn Lemler

Phone: 307-766-6453


Degrees offered: MFA

Type of program: residency

Length of program: 2 years

Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry

Enrollment: 23

Total credits required: 40

Application deadlines: January 10, 2014

Scholarships: yes (see website)

Assistantships: yes (see website)

Core faculty: Andrew Fitch, Alyson Hagy, Harvey Hix, Mark Jenkins, Frieda Knobloch, Jeff Lockwood, Beth Loffreda, Kate Northrop, Daniella Pafunda, David Romtvedt, Brad Watson, Joy Williams, Rattawut Lapcharoensap

Publishing/editing courses: yes (see website)

Literary magazine: no

Reading series: yes (see website)

Recent visiting writers: Cathy Park Hong, Maggie Nelson, Don DeLillo, Charles Baxter, Ed Roberson, Claudia Rankine, and John D'Agata

Program description: 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. In 2013-2014, our Eminent Writers in Residence are Dinaw Mengestu and Sherwin Bitsui. We have a deeply committed faculty, a lively visiting writers series, an incomparable natural setting, and full funding for students, including teaching assistantships with light teaching loads, full tuition waivers, summer stipends, and support for travel and publication.