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HZWP Alumna Karen Outen receives 2018 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award

2004 Graduate in Fiction is one of six women writers being honored by the Rona Jaffe Foundation for excellence and promise in writing

2018 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

"Sing, Unburied, Sing" receives award for books addressing racism and diversity

The Helen Zell Writers’ Program is a two-year, fully-funded graduate program in creative writing leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree. Students concentrate in either fiction or poetry. Applicants must submit portfolios of their writing in one of these genres, and should have sufficient training in literature to succeed in courses at the graduate level. We select students with demonstrated talent and expose them to a variety of approaches to the craft of writing. For more information, please see our Program Overview.