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UI Adds Blues to Fall Color With Whiting Fellow Poet Tyehimba Jess
Posted: Thursday, October 10 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — Bridging academic and slam poetry, Tyehimba Jess will read his work and sign books Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Law School Courtroom at the Menard Law Building on the University of Idaho campus. The event is free and open to the public. “Tyehimba’s poetry readings are world renown,” said Doug Heckman, University of Idaho MFA Creative Writing progr...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | English | English, M.A.T. | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | English, M.A. | News Release | Doug Heckman | Amanda Cairo | English | Creative Writing, M.F.A.
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Succeeding “In the Kingdom of Men:” Kim Barnes’ latest novel earns high praise
Posted: Thursday, September 20 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho -- University of Idaho creative writing professor Kim Barnes’ latest novel, “In the Kingdom of Men,” released last May, continues to earn critical acclaim. The novel has landed on many must-read lists, including the Christian Science Monitor’s "15 summer 2012 novels we think you'll like," Vogue magazine’s "Hit List: Six Summer Novels” and Publisher’s Weekly’s "PW Picks.”  The ...
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English | Kim Barnes | English, M.A.T. | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | English, M.A. (TESL) | English, M.A. | News Release | Doug Heckman | Creative Writing, M.F.A.
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Into the Wilderness: New Fellowship Sends Writers Into the Wilds of Idaho
Posted: Friday, August 31 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The romantic vision of writers penning great works of art while surrounded by stunning outdoor vistas will soon become reality for University of Idaho creative writing students. The Idaho MFA in Creative Writing Program has established a new writing retreat fellowship that gives students the opportunity to work in Idaho’s world famous wilderness areas.  The competitive “Writ...
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English, B.A. | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | News Release | McCall Outdoor Science School | Doug Heckman | Taylor Wilderness Research Station | English | Creative Writing, M.F.A.
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Anthony Doerr, Acclaimed Idaho Writer, to Read at University of Idaho April 26
Posted: Tuesday, April 17 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho--- Novelist and essayist, Anthony Doerr, will read at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 26 at BookPeople of Moscow.  The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the reading. “Anthony Doerr is a familiar name to Idaho readers,” said Doug Heckman, University of Idaho MFA Creative Writing program director, “but we sometimes forget just how recognized Anthony has b...
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English | English, M.A.T. | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | News Release | Doug Heckman | Creative Writing, M.F.A.
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Guggenheim Fellow Robin Hemley To Give Reading
Posted: Tuesday, November 1 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – Award-winning author, Robin Hemley will read from his work and sign books Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., at the University of Idaho. His appearance is part of the university’s Distinguished Visiting Writer series. “The magnitude of Robin’s published work is truly impressive,” said Doug Heckman, who heads the university’s MFA Creative Writing program. “One can find his ...
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English | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | News Release | English | Creative Writing, M.F.A.
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Writer/Professor Daniel Orozco’s Story Collection in the Running for O’Connor Award
Posted: Wednesday, June 8 2011
Honor includes the largest monetary prize in the world for short stories  By Donna Emert MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho Professor Daniel Orozco is a working writer who teaches students how to become working writers in the University of Idaho’s MFA Creative Writing Program. If the caliber of his story telling is an indication, it is evident that to master a subject, it doesn’t hurt t...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | English | Daniel Orozco | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | News Release
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Of Closure and Foreclosure: U-Idaho Student Sonya Dunning Wins Competitive Creative Nonfiction Contest
Posted: Monday, January 31 2011
By Donna Emert MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho student Sonya Dunning is the winner of the Third Annual Creative Nonfiction MFA Program-Off Essay Contest. Dunning’s essay, titled, "for(e)closure," was selected from a pool of 220 submissions originating from students in more than 100 MFA programs throughout the U.S. and Canada. “for(e)closure” is about a father and daughter who ‘trash out’ f...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Brandon Schrand | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | News Release
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The Importance of Being Ernest: Second Annual Hemingway and Idaho Festival Takes Place Oct. 4-6
Posted: Friday, September 24 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – Ernest Hemingway is renowned for a distinctive, terse writing style, and for a life lived large. The University of Idaho MFA program in Creative Writing and Department of English will celebrate Hemingway’s life, literary legacy and deep connection to Idaho with the Second Annual Hemingway and Idaho Festival, Oct. 4-6. Hemingway’s Idaho legacy is perpetuated through the universi...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | English | Brandon Schrand | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | English, M.A. | News Release | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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A Literary Coup: Idaho Student Poet to be published in The New Yorker
Posted: Monday, August 30 2010
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho third-year MFA Poetry candidate Ciara Shuttleworth has learned that her poem, “Sestina,” has been accepted for publication in The New Yorker, arguably the most significant literary and cultural publication in the world. Founded in 1925, the magazine has published some of the most noteworthy writers in the 20th and 21st centuries, including Anne Beattie, John C...
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Letters, Arts & Social Sciences | Robert Wrigley | Creative Writing, M.F.A. | News Release | Graduate | Idaho at Glance | Register Features
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Author Jess Walter: "The Financial Lives of the Poets"
Thursday, December 3 2009 at 7:30 PM
The University Bookstore hosts an appearance by Spokane author Jess Walter, who will discuss his new book "The Financial Lives of the Poets" on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Law Courtroom. The event is free and open to the public. The Washington Post calls his new novel a "deliciously antic tale of an American dream gone very sour...part noir gumshoe, part average Joe, [Matt P...
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English | Creative Writing, M.F.A.
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