January Residency’s Over, and We’re Gearing Up for Summer!


It’s still cold outside (though NOT as cold as it was during the January residency), and some of those winter germs may have temporarily wiped out part of the MFA office, but we are back and getting excited for the summer residency.  And the deadline is JUST AROUND THE CORNER!  February 15, 2018 is the deadline for applications for the June/Fall 2018 term, and we can’t wait to hear from you.  We’re already loving some amazing applications, but we want yours too.  Whether you’re a poet, or fiction writer, a YA enthusiast, or a lover of memoir, there’s a place for you in our program.  But just in case you’re still not convinced, here’s a little photographical round up of our January residency, where we met some exciting new students and said farewell to some talented graduates.


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First Day Fun


Visiting Writer, Gary Jackson (Poetry)


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Celebrating New Year’s Eve with a reading by faculty member, Leslie Pietrzyk


Fortified with doughnuts and courage, faculty member, Tommy Hays, gave the early morning lecture on New Years Day.

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Keeping warm while they work.

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And our fearless leader, Rick Mulkey, gave a beautiful reading of some of his latest work.


Our amazing graduates — Congratulations!


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And you can’t have a graduation celebration without a little music and dancing.


So be sure to get your application in by February 15, 2018, so that you can join in on all the fun and be a better writer in the process.  We want to see you there!