Recent Visiting Writers:Natasha Tretheway, Patricia Hampl, Mark Halliday, Tony Earley, Jo Ann Beard, Chris Abani, Linda Bierds, Benjamin Percy
Short Program Description:Idaho’s three-year curriculum is ideal for those who demand rigorous instruction in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Our program—small by design—limits enrollment in graduate workshops to 10-15 students, which allows for an intimate and dynamic work environment, and full access to our award-winning faculty. Moscow, and its abundant wilderness opportunities, is an ideal place to focus on writing.
Contact Person:Doug Heckman
Contact Phone:(208) 885-6156
Program description: While we require applicants to apply only in one genre, we encourage them to "cross-pollinate" once they are admitted. We believe the poet has as much to gain from learning the narrative pacing of prose as the prose writer does from the placement of a single word. We encourage students to experiment and to push themselves in new directions. But we also insist that they know where they fit in the continuum of writers of their genre, and that they understand and can speak to that tradition.