Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing:
Nature Writing Concentration
Registration now open for a July 2022 start. Scholarships available!
I am a faculty in Western Colorado University's MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Nature Writing. This low-residency program offers an ethically alert, cutting-edge program in an incomparable natural setting in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Our program is established on the core belief that art can be an agent of change, that writing can change the way we live, our policies, and our values. Our practical focus on publication, professional development and partnerships with relevant nonprofits, newspapers, and think tanks underscores our belief that writers can participate in this field immediately and with gusto. Through extensive reading, intellectual inquiry, and rigorous professional and creative writing, students will engage with diverse voices, challenging questions and critical issues facing our world today. Enrollment in this two year program for a summer 2021 start is open!
You begin the program with a two-week Summer Residency July 11 - 24, 2021 in Gunnison, Colorado on Western Colorado University's campus meeting with your specific cohort as well as the other Nature Writing cohorts and students in the Graduate Program in Creative Writing (there's also students in Genre Fiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, and Publishing). You'll begin your journey with me, in an Introduction to Nature Writing course dipping your toe into some of the major writers of the field and getting some craft techniques under your belt. As always, with any course with me, Intro to Nature Writing includes lots of field experiences to charge your writing and the curriculum is based on experiential education and student centered learning techniques.
If you're interested in this program, and have questions, get in touch! We can chat, and I can get you in touch with the right people to get you started on your way to getting your MFA in Creative Writing.