Pacific Lutheran University, Rainier Writing Workshop

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Tacoma, WA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
November 30, 2020
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Rick Barot
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Rick Barot, David Biespiel, Kevin Clark, Geffrey Davis, Oliver de la Paz, Jennifer Foerster, Greg Glazner, Jenny Johnson, Peggy Shumaker

Fiction: Suzanne Berne, Kent Meyers, Scott Nadelson, Marjorie Sandor, Renee Simms, Jason Skipper

Nonfiction: Barrie Jean Borich, Wendy Call, Rebecca McClanahan, Brenda Miller, Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Sejal Shah, Justin St. Germain

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers fellowships and scholarships.

Other Features: 

Students attend one ten-day residency each year in August at the Pacific Lutheran University campus in Tacoma, Washington.

The program offers residencies at various programs and conferences, including the Vermont Studio Center and the Anderson Center, as part of the "Outside Experience" requirement for second-year students, which requires students to travel, hold workshops in their community, attend conferences, or participate in writing residencies.

The priority application deadline is November 30; the final application deadline is February 15.



Kelli Russell Agodon, Kathleen Flenniken, April Ayers Lawson