MFA Open House Portland
Jan 04, 2016

The Oregon State University - Cascades Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program will host an open house for prospective students at Tavern Books in Portland, Ore. on Wednesday, Feb. 17.   Attendees will learn about the MFA program and meet current students, academic advisors, faculty and admissions representatives.

OSU-Cascades low-residency MFA in Creative Writing was launched in 2013 and has produced award-winning students. Faculty authors and distinguished visiting writers include Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks; T. Geronimo Johnson, whose novel Welcome to Braggsville was longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award; and poet Arielle Greenberg.   

MFA students embark on a long-distance and individualized course of study with faculty author mentors, and join fellow students at Caldera Arts in the Cascades mountains for 10-day residences of writing workshops, craft salons, literature lectures and professional seminars.  In addition to fiction, nonfiction, poetry and hybrid writing, topics include professional writing, collaboration, and community outreach to further develop a writer’s career.

The two-year MFA program includes four residency sessions and four mentorship quarters. The program is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year through April 1, 2016.  

The open house at Tavern Books will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in room #255 in Union Station, 800 NW 6th Avenue in Portland.

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The Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing is a partner program of the MFA in Creative Writing at OSU’s campus in Corvallis.  

About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s campus in Bend, Ore. features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Eighteen undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and three graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism and outdoor leadership. The branch campus expanded to a four-year university in fall 2015.