Program description: The Eastern Oregon University Low Residency MFA Program offers degrees in Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Wilderness Writing. A two-year, 60-credit hour program, June and October residencies are held on the Eastern Oregon University campus in La Grande. Small, 5-7 student workshops facilitated by award-winning faculty, as well as one-on-one faculty mentor advising with each student combines creative nurturing and academic rigor while building a community of writers. Intensive study, writing, interaction, discussion, and tutorials take place in workshops, genre seminars, and lectures, augmented by faculty and visiting writer readings, student and graduate readings.
Because the MFA degree in Creative Writing supports a variety of practical, professional, and artistic applications, all students in EOU’s program will have the opportunity to choose from an array of lectures during the residencies: editing and publishing, wilderness writing, book arts and design, literary translation, digital communication. If you value the real West over the resort town West, cherish a natural setting ringed by mountains and wilderness in which to concentrate on your creativity, and relish the opportunity to build a lasting community of working writers in which you are an essential part, then join us in the low residency MFA program at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande.