Poetry: Sherwin Bitsui, Jennifer Foerster, Santee Frazier, Joan Naviyuk Kane, James Thomas Stevens
Fiction: Sherman Alexie, Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Kimberly Blaeser, Pam Houston, Toni Jensen, Tommy Orange, Derek Palacio, Ismet Prcic, Eden Robinson
Nonfiction: Melissa Febos, Chip Livingston, Terese Mailhot
Screenwriting: Sydney Freeland, Geoff Harris, Migizi Pensoneau, Ken White
The program offers scholarships from the Truman Capote Trust and the Beverly & Michael Morris Foundation. Every Native American/First Nations student receives scholarship support. The Sherman Alexie Scholarship provides full funding to one enrolled Native American/First Nations student each year.
The program emphasizes Native American and First Nations writing. The program offers a degree in screenwriting, in addition to degrees in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
Students attend two eight-day residencies each year, in January and July, at the Institute of American Indian Arts campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Students also attend a graduation residency in the May of their second year.
The program hosts a visiting writers series, and offers free multi-genre workshops in Seattle and Sante Fe with Sherman Alexie.