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In Good Company

By Brian Volck

I nearly didn’t come to my first Glen Workshop eleven years ago, when it was held at the rustic and remote Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, New Mexico. A week to work on my writing, however enticing, seemed impractical and self-indulgent. Why should I spend so much time—and money—away from home? Continue Reading …

Tips for Improving Your Creative Writing Sample

The application deadline for spring admission to SPU’s MFA in Creative Writing is October 1st, only two weeks from today! One of the most common questions from students completing their applications is how they can strengthen their creative writing sample. Turning in your strongest work is important, as the writing sample is the most crucial part of your application. Continue Reading …

Creative Movement

By Dyana Herron

There’s a game I play each day, where I try to pinpoint the sentence that comes out of my mouth that even just that morning I could not have imagined I would say. It’s a fun game. You should try it. Recently the sentence was this: “Everyone likes to put their face in that dragon beard.” Continue Reading …

“I am a Better Person”: Alumni Survey Results

Recently Seattle Pacific University administered an online survey to all alumni from its graduate programs, including the MFA in Creative Writing Program. This survey had many purposes: to reconnect with graduates, to gauge their overall experience at SPU, and to discover whether their SPU degree prepared them for professional work in their respective fields. Continue Reading …



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