Pacific Lutheran University, Rainier Writing Workshop

Pacific Lutheran University, Rainier Writing Workshop

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Tacoma, WA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
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.


Kelli Russell Agodon, Kathleen Flenniken, April Ayers Lawson