Program description: This program offers intensive workshops, traditions seminars, and techniques studios in poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, as well as a year-long novel-writing course. Our faculty is deeply engaged in the development of writers and their manuscripts. The community is close and supportive. The program also invites an acclaimed writer each semester to teach a week-long master class as Distinguished Visiting Writer.
Among the fellowships offered, Writing in the Wild retreats send students and their writing projects to research stations deep in the Northwest’s mountain wilderness areas.
Collectively, the writing faculty has received three NEA fellowships, two Whiting Awards, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the PEN Center USA Award, the William Saroyan International Prize, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, three Stegner Fellowships, and the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, among numerous other prizes and distinctions.