The MFA Alumni Committee was founded in 2015 by the MFA and MA creative writing alumni at Portland State University. The committee works closely with the university’s English Department students and faculty on various year-round tasks:

  • Collaborating with current MFA students to organize the guest readers of Filament Reading Series
  • Organizing the creative writing program’s representation at the Portland Book Festival
  • Planning the MFA graduation ceremonies every June
  • Celebrating the literary accomplishments of PSU's creative writing students, alumni, and faculty 

For social media pages and groups associated with Portland State’s writing alumni, click below:

To view upcoming readings, discussions, and panels presented by Portland State University’s English Department, please click here.

You can find a partial list of program alumni here.

MFA Alumni play an important ongoing role in our growing community of writers.

If you want to get involved with the MFA Alumni Committee or be a part of organizing an event, please contact Thea Prieto ( or Matt Robinson (