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Abby Murray MFA ’09 won the 2019 Perugia Press Prize for her debut poetry collection, Hail and Farewell, forthcoming in Sept. 2019.
Dunn celebration
University's renowned Master of Fine Arts in Writing program to celebrate the posthumous release of Dunn's latest work at special gathering in Portland on Friday, March 29.
June 2019 MFA Residency Guest speakers Susan Choi, Melanie Rae Thon, Peter Rock, Paul Tran
Guest speakers for the Master of Fine Arts in Writing June 2019 residency include Susan Choi, Peter Rock, Melanie Rae Thon and Paul Tran.
Alissa Hattman MFA ’09 was recently published on online literary journal, Gravel.
Harry Potter heart
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.
Debra Gwartney New Memoir
Part history, part memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps the deepest dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and womanhood in the patriarchal American West.
Wendy Colbert MFA ’16 published an essay on Brigham Young University’s novel writing class blog examining the seven techniques in which memoirists successfully portray antagonists empathetically.
Ashley Hermsmeier MFA ’15 released her debut short story collection, Something Like the End, published by Black Lawrence Press last month.
Susan Defreitas MFA ’12 recently wrote an article for award-winning blog, “Jane Friedman,” discussing query letters and what they can reveal about stories. 
Larry Feign MFA ’12 was recently featured on “Rosco’s Reading Room,” a children’s book blog by author Shana Gorian.

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