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Formerly called the Kidd Tutorial Program, The Walter and Nancy Kidd Creative Writing Workshops are a unique studio experience in which students pursue their passion for creative writing. Students enter one of two tracks: fiction or poetry. They then workshop their creative work in small classes with the support of peers and a graduate mentor. They also learn to read like writers, analyzing literature as part of a rigorous critical discourse. Students attend lectures by visiting writers and Creative Writing faculty, with the opportunity to engage with critically acclaimed working writers. The Kidd Workshops provide a supportive community for writers to grow and thrive.

Admission to the Kidd Workshops is by application only. Generously funded by the Walter and Nancy Kidd endowment, the Kidd Workshops award scholarships each year of up to $3,000* each to all admitted students who receive financial assistance from the University of Oregon.

There are no prerequisites. All eligible students who are interested in Creative Writing at the University of Oregon, regardless of major or academic background, are encouraged to apply.

*Financial awards are subject to available funding. Eligibility is determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship pursuant to University guidelines, not those of the Creative Writing Program. Post-bac undergraduates are not eligible for program scholarships.


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