Poetry: Esther Belin, Sherwin Bitsui, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Santee Frazier, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Cedar Sigo, James Thomas Stevens, Ken White
Fiction: Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Cherie Dimaline, Brandon Hobson, Pam Houston, Toni Jensen, Stephen Graham Jones, Kristiana Kahakauwila, Chip Livingston, Tommy Orange, Derek Palacio, Eden Robinson, David Treuer
Nonfiction: Kimberly Blaeser, Pam Houston, Toni Jensen, Chip Livingston, Terese Mailhot
Screenwriting: Sydney Freeland, Geoff Harris, Migizi Pensoneau, Brooke Swaney Pepion, Ken White
The program offers scholarships from the Truman Capote Trust and the Beverly & Michael Morris Foundation. The program also offers a scholarship that 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.The program offers a Residency-Only option for non-degree-seeking applicants.
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.
Deadline for priority scholarship consideration: December 15, 2019
Final deadline: April 15, 2020