Division of HumanitiesMFA in Creative Writing - Low Residency

Rainier Writing Workshop


"Residency leaves me brimming with ideas, information that informs my whole year."

Residency for 2014 will be August 3-13

New participants should arrive on Saturday, August 2

Residencies consist of faculty talks and panels, workshops, afternoon classes, evening readings – all designed to help you see how mentors think about writing and to stimulate your own thoughts in new directions.


Who are the Participants?

Independent, motivated, adults from seventeen different states. Among them, they represent a variety of professions, including in education, law, banking, nursing, theater, journalism, etc. Their common denominator is a love of reading, a commitment to the process, and an open curiosity.

"This residency – compressed time – has provided me with a time, with a time out of time, that has allowed me to immerse myself in language, contemporaries, the writing world."