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Pacific's MFA in Writing faculty, comprised of some of America's finest contemporary writers, will read from their works.
MFA Faculty Reading Series June 2018
The Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing program will once again host readings by some of the world's finest contemporary writers during its 10-day residency on the Pacific University campus in Forest Grove. 
Marvin and Dorothy
The Rumpus recently published an interview by Emily Sernaker MFA '18 with poet and Pacific MFA faculty member, Marvin Bell. She asks Bell about his widely praised poem, "To Dorothy," that he wrote for his wife. These 14 lines have appeared everywhere from wedding ceremonies to anniversary cards to tattoos.
The Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing program welcomes several guest speakers to its June Residency, slated for June 14-24, 2018, in Forest Grove.
The Master of Fine Arts in Writing program hosts readings by some of the world’s finest contemporary writers during its 10-day residency in Seaside Jan. 5-12.
Emily Sernaker MFA '18 talked to Steinem about the #MeToo social media campaign's place in the history of the women's rights movement.
The Press' first publication, When the Rewards Can Be So Great, is awarded a gold medal in the writing/publishing category.
Tyehimba Jess honored for Olio (Wave Books 2016), which investigates the lives of African American performers prior to the Civil War and continuing to the beginning of World War I.
Pacific University MFA in Writing faculty member Tyehimba Jess is the recipient of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his book Olio. 
Pacific University MFA in Writing faculty member Vievee Francis is the 2017 recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the world's largest monetary prize for a single collection of poetry.   

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