Pacific Lutheran University, Rainier Writing Workshop

Pacific Lutheran University, Rainier Writing Workshop

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2003
Location: 
Tacoma, WA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
15-25
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
40
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Rick Barot
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Rick Barot, Linda Bierds, David Biespiel, Fleda Brown, Kevin Clark, Greg Glazner, Kevin Goodan, Lola Haskins, and Peggy Shumaker. Fiction writers: Suzanne Berne, Mary Clearman Blew, David Cates, Adrianne Harun, Jim Heynen, John Holman, David Huddle, Kent Meyers, Scott Nadelson, Ann Pancake, and Marjorie Sandor. Nonfiction writers: Barrie Jean Borich, Stephen Corey, Gary Ferguson, Dinah Lenney, Rebecca McClanahan, Brenda Miller, Lia Purpura, and Sherry Simpson.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Fellowships, Scholarships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This three-year program requires four ten-day residencies. It works with the Outside Experience Program to help students design their education experience, choosing from opportunities with study abroad, internships, teaching, community service, and publishing projects.

Graduates: 

Kelli Russell Agodon, Kathleen Flenniken, April Ayers Lawson