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Airea D. Matthews Receives 2016 Rona Jaffe Writers' Award

Class of 2013 Poetry Alum and HZWP Assistant Director is Honored by the Rona Jaffe Foundation, Receives $30,000 Grant.

HZWP Alums in 2016's AWP Award Series

Program alums Paisley Rekdal and Lauren Clark receive prizes in Creative Nonfiction and Poetry from the 2016 AWP Awards Series, books forthcoming in 2017.

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.