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

Current Issue

Cover Story 

Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

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by Rebecca Bates

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Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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