Our program offers students singular opportunities to develop their craft. Students workshop with Tim O’Brien, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Kali Fajardo-Anstine (our current Endowed Chair, a position held on a rotating basis by internationally acclaimed writers). They also work closely with our dedicated full-time faculty, including Doug Dorst, Jennifer duBois, Tom Grimes, and Debra Monroe in Fiction; and Cyrus Cassells, Cecily Parks, Kathleen Peirce, Roger Jones, and Steve Wilson in Poetry.
After students complete their thesis, our extensive adjunct faculty provides feedback on their completed manuscript. This group includes Rick Bass, Catherine Barnett, Kevin Brockmeier, Maxine Chernoff, Heather Christle, Amy Hempel, Carolyn Forché, T. Geronimo Johnson, Joanna Klink, Ada Limón, Carole Maso, Antonya Nelson, Elissa Schappell, Brian Turner, and many others.
Our students enjoy readings and master classes with renowned visiting writers, as well as meetings with leading agents and editors.