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James W. Foley University of Massachusetts Memorial Prize

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The MFA for Poets and Writers invites you to join us in the creation of the James W. Foley University of Massachusetts Memorial Prize, which honors the life and writing of MFA/fiction alumnus,...

MFA Candidate Brendan Bowles Wins Writers Trust of Canada Award

Monday, October 3, 2016

MFA for Poets and Writers fiction candidate Brendan Bowles (MFA '17) has won the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, a $5000 short story prize awarded by the Writers Trust of Canada to...

Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts Awarded Grant from Massachusetts Cultural Council

Sunday, September 25, 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that the Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts has been awarded a grant of $4200 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). As part of the MCC’s Cultural Investment...

Community Outreach at the Holyoke Care Center

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The UMass MFA for Poets and Writers Graduate Student Organization has established a partnership with the Care Center in Holyoke in which MFA students can volunteer to plan and teach mixed-genre...

MFA Alumni Recipients of MCC Fellowships

Saturday, June 18, 2016

MFA Alumni Jane Dykema ('15) and Jung Yun ('07) were recipients of 2016 Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships in Fiction. Jung Yun is the author of the critically aclaimed novel Shelter (Picador...

MFA Graduate Awarded Fulbright to Study & Write in Greece

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Steven Tagle, who earned a master of fine arts degree in fiction this month from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a grant from the U.S. State Department J. William Fulbright U...