Western Colorado University

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Gunnison, CO
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
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Rolling Admissions
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Tyson Hausdoerffer
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: CMarie Fuhrman, Carol Guerrero-Murphy, Tyson Hausdoerffer, Clemonce Heard, Julie Kane, Maya Jewell Zeller
Genre Fiction: Rachelle Cruz, Trinidad Escobar, Ayize Jama-Everett, Candace Nadon, Malka Older, Rick Wilbur, Fran Wilde
Nature Writing: Karen Auvinen, Steve Coughlin, CMarie Fuhrman, Laura Pritchett, Ana Maria Spagna
Publishing: Kevin J. Anderson, Gwyneth Gibby, Allyson Longueira
Screenwriting: Joy Goodwin, Mitali Jahagirdar, Emily Spivey

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The program offers scholarships and loans.

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Students attend a one-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.