Master of Fine Arts: Rainier Writing Workshop

Graduate College of Liberal Studies


The Master of Arts in Creative Writing is a three-year, four-residency program with emphasis in fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Students participate in a 10-day summer residency on campus, and work remotely one-on-one with a faculty member during the year.

Program Highlights:

  • Mentorships with our faculty last for a full year, ensuring a high-quality experience at a more leisurely pace – ideal for busy professionals and those who wish to take time to develop their work’s fullest potential.
  • Faculty are nationally known writers who are also outstanding teachers.
  • Outside Experience component allows each participant to design an independent project that will enhance his or her skills and advance specific writing goals.
  • Yearly residencies are held on the PLU campus in magnificent summer weather, in the shadow of Mount Rainier, with easy access to Seattle’s urban culture.
  • Alumni have generated a substantial record of success in publication, teaching, and other literary achievements.
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