Master of Fine Arts in Writing
An exceptional low-residency writing program
in the Pacific Northwest
Pacific’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program celebrates writing as an art that has the potential to make a difference in the world.
In a rigorous course of study and with an emphasis on the creative process, award-winning writers work closely with students to support and inspire emerging craft and voice. Students create a quality portfolio of fiction, nonfiction or poetry, reflecting their unique styles and forms of expression.
Each semester in the program begins with a 10-day residency where the students and faculty gather for workshops, craft talks, classes, panels, and readings. The residencies initiate a literary conversation that extends throughout the correspondence semester when the student and faculty advisor exchange packets about the student’s writing and reading, and anything else that attends them. At the same time, the MFA faculty advisor is hard at work on his or her own writing, and every exchange with a student is touched by mutual goals.
Our program offers a high level of craft and conversation along with the good humor and community of individuals who share a passion for art. We believe in inspiration but also in revision. We believe there is no one way to write and no right way to write. Above all, we believe in quality and originality in any guise.
Pacific’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program presents learning in its truest sense, meaning, simply, that we are all in this together.
The Pacific MFA in Writing program was recently named one of the top three low-residency programs in the nation by Poets and Writers.
Now accepting applications for the fall semester which begins with a residency on campus in Forest Grove, Oregon, from June 19-29, 2014.
If you have any questions about the MFA program or the application process, please email the MFA office at email@example.com or call (503) 352-1531.