Program Events

Fall Convergence

Bill BerksonThe MFA begins each academic year with a mini conference that enables graduate students to acquaint themselves with the MFA faculty as well as other writers invited to UW Bothell to participate in this event. Through this convergence of established writers and writing students, we intend to create an active community of writers and writing discussions that extend well beyond our academic setting and this initial gathering. 

The 2014 Fall Convergence focuses on liveness as the state or quality of being alive, or live. Details about the 2014 Convergence are hosted here. Learn more about the 2013 Fall Convergence on Poetics or the 2012 Fall Convergence that launched the UW Bothell MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics and listen to a sample of writer / artist performances.

Spring Festival

Pamela Z

The academic year concludes with a spring festival meant to showcase faculty and student work. During this event, MFA degree candidates will read, show, and perform work from their thesis. Select guest writers will be invited in to provide commentary on UW Bothell creative writing and to share their own work.

Find out about the 2014 Spring Festival here. Learn more about the 2013 Spring Festival here.


from The Convergence Zone

from The Convergence Zone is a series of author readings and events sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at the University of Washington Bothell. The series brings to the Seattle metropolitan area writers and artists who “cross” and “trans” genres and media.

The Writing For Their Lives series has hosted over thirty authors committed to exploratory writing.

Other Events

The MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at UW Bothell was a major sponsor of the 2014 AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair, which was held in Seattle, February 26 to March 1, 2014. Our program sponsored a special off-site event in conjunction with the Conference on March 1.

In 2012, the MFA program was one of several sponsors of the MLA Off-Site Reading in Seattle. Listen to the 50 local, national, and international writers, here.