The Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing program hosts readings by leading contemporary writers during its 10-day residency in Seaside. The readings are free and open to the public.
Lana Helm MFA '16 got her poetry published in The Were-Traveler.
Ellen Bass, MFA in Writing professor, announced a new poetry collection that she will be releasing in 2020.
Andrew Waite MFA '16 climbed Mt. Rainer wearing the same gear that was used in a famous 1963 expedition.
Claire Foster '12 was featured in a podcast about gender identity and living life true to yourself.
Kitty Jospe MFA '09 had her poetry published online at Zingara Poetry Review.
Jeannine Gailey MFA '07 published her book PR for Poets in 2018.
Alumna Leigh Camacho's forthcoming debut collection from Black Lawrence Press, Moon Trees and Other Orphans, has won the St. Lawrence Book Award and will debut on Oct. 31, 2019.
Anastasia Edel MFA '14, who grew up in the former Soviet Union, spoke to the Advice to Writers blog about the events and influences that made her a professional writer.
Kwame Dawes is not a native Nebraskan. Born in Ghana, he later moved to Jamaica, where he spent most of his childhood and early adulthood. In 1992 he relocated to the United States and eventually found himself an American living in Lincoln, Nebraska. In Nebraska, a beautiful and evocative collection of poems, Dawes explores a theme constant in his work—the intersection of memory, home, and artistic invention. The poems, set against the backdrop of Nebraska’s discrete cycle of seasons, are meditative even as they search for a sense of place in a new landscape. While he shovels snow or walks in the bitter cold to his car, he is engulfed with memories of Kingston, yet when he travels, he finds himself longing for the open space of the plains and the first snowfall. With a strong sense of place and haunting memories, Dawes grapples with life in Nebraska as a transplant.