MFA ProgramSee writers who attended this program
Poetry: Daniel Anderson, Geri Doran, Garrett Hongo
Fiction: Jason Brown, Marjorie Celona, Mat Johnson, Karen Thompson Walker
The program offers full funding. All students receive teaching fellowships, which includes a tuition waiver, health insurance, and a yearly stipend of $18,000 for the two-year program.
The program hosts a reading series with six visiting writers each year, as well as the student-run reading series Live-Lit West.
The program offers a tailored, individual approach; first-year students work independently with each faculty writer in their genre through focused reading/writing tutorials.
William Archila, Lory Bedikian, Lilias Bever, Olga Broumas, Daniel Camacho, José Chaves, Gary Clark, Mike Copperman, Rapheal Dagold, Debra Dean, Cai Emmons, Elyse Fenton, Charles Flowers, Gina Ray Foster, Felicia Caton Garcia, Miriam Gershow, Eugene Gloria, Erdag Goknar, Kate Lynn Hibbard, Erin Hoover, Sarah Hulse, Lawson Fusao Inada, Major Jackson, Sara Elizabeth Johnson, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Ken Kesey, Keetje Kuipers, Chang-Rae Lee, Barry Lopez, Brandy Nalani McDougall, Andrés Montoya, Gina Ochsner, Sonya Posmentier, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Matt Rader, Barbara Ras, Josh Robbins, Susan Rich, Ira Sadoff, Jeffrey Schultz, Shimon Tanaka, Lysley Tenorio, Brian Turner, Brendan Willey, Dawn Diez Willis