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May 31, 2018

Alum Receives Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship

05/2018 – J. Stillwell Powers (MFA Fiction ’16) has been awarded a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown for 2018-19. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, FAWC offers 7-month residencies for writers and visual artists in the early stages of their careers, providing a living/work space and stipend so the fellows can focus entirely on their work. Congratulations, Jake!

O’Connor Fellowship from Colgate University Awarded to Ndinda Kioko

04/2018 – Ndinda Kioko (MFA Fiction ’18) received an Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Fiction from Colgate University for AY2018-19. The annual fellowship is designed to support writers completing their first books, and provides a generous stipend, office space, and an intellectual community for the recipients. Ndinda will teach a creative-writing workshop each semester and give a public reading of her work. Congratulations, Ndinda!

To learn more about this award, visit: Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing

February 14, 2018

Michael Copperman Named Finalist for Oregon Book Award

2/2018: Michael Copperman (MFA Fiction ’06) was recently named one of five finalists for the 2018 Oregon Book Awards/Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction. His book, Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta (University Press of Mississippi), was selected by out-of-state judges Steven Church, Alison Hawthorne Deming, and Lia Purpura. Congratulations, Mike! The winners in all OBA categories will be announced at an awards ceremony in Portland on April 30.

See more about the Oregon Book Awards here:

January 11, 2018

Tina Mozelle Braziel Wins Philip Levine Prize for Poetry

01/2018 – Tina Mozelle Braziel (MFA Poetry ’13): Winner of the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, Tina receives a prize of $2,000 and publication of her first full-length collection by Anhinga Press.   (more…)

Brian Trapp Wins Oregon Literary Fellowship for Nonfiction

01/2018 – Brian Trapp, Kidd Director and CRWR Instructor, is one of twenty Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients this year. Sponsored by Portland-based Literary Arts, Oregon Literary Fellowships are awarded to Oregon writers to initiate, develop, or complete literary projects. This year’s fellows were selected from a field of more than 400 applicants. Congratulations, Brian!

Elizabeth George Foundation Grant Winners

01/2018 – Claire Luchette (MFA Fiction ’17) and Phoebe Bright (MFA Fiction ’16) have been awarded competitive grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation. Congratulations Claire and Phoebe! The Elizabeth George Foundation makes artistic grants to unpublished fiction writers, poets, emerging playwrights and organizations benefiting disadvantaged youth.

November 7, 2017

Veach Releases Debut Collection

11/2017: Cindy Veach’s (MFA Poetry ’82) debut poetry collection, Gloved Against Blood, has been published by CavanKerry Press. (more…)

November 2, 2017

Poet and Professor Garrett Hongo publishes new essay collection

11/2017: Garrett Hongo has a new essay collection, The Mirror Diary, in the prestigious Poets on Poetry series from University of Michigan Press. (more…)

October 31, 2017

Ralph Salisbury, Poet and Former CRWR Program Director, Passes Away

10/2017: Ralph Salisbury, Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing and Literature, former director of the MFA in Creative Writing and editor-in-chief of the Northwest Review, passed away on October 9.


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