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Publishing Triangle Awards reading

Publishing Triangle Awards reading

The Newport MFA
*Currently accepting applications on a rolling basis*
Next residency: January 2019
The Newport MFA in Creative Writing
Core Nonfiction Faculty: Alden Jones

Our vibrant low-residency program confers an MFA in creative writing in one of the world’s most beautiful settings. Newport, Rhode Island is a vacationland steeped in cultural and literary history – home to novelists and to novels by Henry James, Thornton Wilder and Edith Wharton.

The Newport MFA immerses students in the creative life through an intensive study of the craft of writing guided by dedicated faculty. Residencies consist of daily workshops, craft lectures, manuscript consultations, and keynote readings, initiating students into the writing life as well as the business of publishing and editing. Students spend the months between residencies writing and reflecting in an individualized mentorship with eminent writers.

The Newport MFA in creative writing is dedicated to the rigor of graduate study, to providing outstanding guides and mentors in the field, and to balancing the solitude of writing with a dynamic community experience.

Program details

AWP Conference
Panel: A Cuba Writers Program Faculty and Alumni Reading
Portland, OR
March 27-30, 2019
Conference info

The Cuba Writers Program
An 8-day expedition and writing workshop in Cuba
May 2-10, 2019
Workshops, lectures and travel with Alden Jones and Tim Weed
The Cuba Writers Program combines writing workshops with ethical travel, conversations with Cuban writers, lectures on the history of Cuba and elements of its literary history, and visits to art collections, paladares, Hemingway’s home, and sites of political, aesthetic, and historical interest. For more information:
The Cuba Writers Program

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