Located in the center of one of the country's most vibrantly literary cities, the Creative Writing Program at Portland State University provides writers with opportunities for creative development with a core faculty of prominent authors: Diana Abu-Jaber, Charles McLeod, A.B. Paulson, and Leni Zumas in Fiction; John Beer and Michele Glazer in Poetry; and Paul Collins and Michael McGregor in Nonfiction.
Our two-year MFA degree emphasizes workshops and close mentorship by core faculty, while also offering the flexibility of a part-time option and the rich course offerings of Oregon's largest university. MFA students also work with acclaimed visiting and resident writers though our partnership with Tin House, including our 2015-16 writers Dave Eggers and D.A. Powell.