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Debra Gwartney on how a blending of genres benefits students and faculty alike.
Kellie Wells considers the mysterious transformation that happens throughout the program.  
Chris Abani on the unique opportunity offered by Pacific's low-residency MFA.
Kwame Dawes on the relationship between your writing and your life.  
Marvin Bell says reading makes you a bigger and better writer.
Pete Fromm, as a reader and teacher, looks for worlds and cultures outside his own.  
Sanjiv Bhattacharya considers the vast array of stories that come together in the MFA and how they transform readers and writers forever.
Claire Davis describes how a one-on-one mentorship leads to an attachment to the work.
Guest speakers for the Master of Fine Arts in Writing June 2020 virtual residency include Omar El Akkad, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Mitchell Jackson, Barry Lopez, Emily Nemens, Anna Stein, Paul Tran, and Thomas Chatterton Williams. 
The Department of English is pleased to announce the winners of the Pacific University 2019 Writing Contests in the categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, literary analysis, and college writing.

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