Western Colorado University

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
Gunnison, CO
Poetry, Fiction
2 Years
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Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
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Contact Name: 
Tyson Hausdoerffer
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Aaron A. Abeyta, Tyson Hausdoerffer, Julie Kane
Genre Fiction: Carlos Hernandez, Nalo Hopkinson, Kat Howard, Candace Nadon, Rick Wilbur, Fran Wilde
Screenwriting: Trai Cartwright, JS Mayank
Nature Writing: Molly Murfee, Laura Pritchett, Ana Maria Spagna
Publishing: Kevin J. Anderson, Allyson Longueira

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The program offers scholarships and loans.

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Students attend one two-week residency each July at the Western Colorado University campus in Gunnison, Colorado.

The program now offers four distinct MFA concentrations: Genre Fiction, Poetry, Screenwriting for Film and Television, and Nature Writing. The program also offers an MA in publishing.

The program also offers coursework in pedagogy, editing, the business side of writing, and criticism.

The priority application deadline is January 15 for starting the program in July.