Pacific University's MFA in Writing Welcomes Kimberly King Parsons

The Pacific MFA in Writing program will welcome fiction writer Kimberly King Parsons to its winter residency to present a craft talk and to meet with graduating students to discuss the journey to publication.

Parsons is the author of the debut novel We Were the Universe. She won the 2020 National Magazine Award for Fiction, and her short story collection, Black Light, was longlisted for the National Book Award and the Story Prize. Her fiction has been published in The Paris Review. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner and children.

Writers seeking to deepen their craft and expand their professional community are invited to attend the Residency Writers Conference with MFA students, faculty and guest speakers. The Residency Writers Conference is open to non-degree-seeking writers who are not ready to commit to a graduate degree program or who have already earned a master’s degree but want to grow in their writing. Conference attendees are completely integrated into the community throughout the residency, and are encouraged to participate fully in the programming. Apply now!

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023