Seattle Pacific University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Seattle, WA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
9-12 per residency
Application Deadline: 
November 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Dena Jones
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Robert Cording, Jeanne Murray Walker
Fiction: Robert Clark, Gina Ochsner
Nonfiction: Susanne Antonetta, Lauren F. Winner

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding with merit-based scholarships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program is for "apprentice writers who want to pursue excellence in the craft of writing and care about the relationship between faith and literature.”

Students attend two ten-day residencies each year, in March and August, on Whidbey Island, Washington.

The application deadline is November 1 for the March residency and May 1 for the August residency. 

The program director is Scott Cairns.



Timothy E.G. Bartel, Bryan Bliss, Daniel Bowman Jr, Chris Hoke, Kelly Foster Lundquist, Elizabeth Myhr, Shannon Huffman Polson, Melissa Reeser Poulin, Allison Backous Troy, Laura Turner, Brian Volck, Alissa Wilkinson