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Whidbey Writers Workshop / Northwest Institute of Literary Arts

MFA Program

Freeland, Washington
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
October 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Susan Janow
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: David Wagoner and Carolyne L. Wright. Fiction writers: Kathleen Alcal√°, Bruce Holland Rogers, Wayne Ude, and Sarah Van Arsdale. Nonfiction writers: Lawrence W. Cheek and Ana Maria Spagna.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Some full and partial scholarships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two 10-day residencies each year, in January and August, at the Captain Whidbey Inn on Whidbey Island, off the coast of Washington in the Puget Sound. The program also offers degrees in writing for children and young adults, and hosts readings and opportunities for students to meet with agents, editors, and publishing professionals. Other features include the Whidbey Island Writers Conference, the Whidbey Island Writers Association, the literary magazine Soundings Review, and coursework in teaching creative writing.

Submit application materials by October 1 for the spring term, or by March 15, 2016, for the fall term.

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