MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics

Gamut: A Literary Series


Gamut literary series provides opportunities to hear and see work from the diversity of creative voices within the UW Bothell MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics community. The series features readings by current students, alumni, and faculty and is open to the public. The name “Gamut” refers to the MFA program’s interdisciplinary nature, which encourages and challenges students to experiment between genres and mediums, resulting in a wide range of creative works. 

Gamut was founded in 2019 by student Woogee Bae (MFA, 2019), with Ashley Noelle (MFA, 2020) and Matt Porter (MFA, 2020). For 2020-2021, the Gamut curatorial team consists of MFA candidates Scott Bentley, Julie Voss, and Cliff Watson.

Gamut’s initial readings were generously hosted by Open Books: A Poetry Emporium with subsequent readings held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to a time when readings will be in-person again!

To be notified of future Gamut readings, sign up here.

Alumni and current students interested in reading at a future event can email

Question? Comments? Contact Gamut


See Gamut reader lineups and bios for upcoming and past readings

Upcoming Readings

Friday, April 16, 2021
7:00 - 8:30 PM (PT)
Register in advance to attend Gamut online via Zoom


  • Sky O'Brien, MFA candidate
  • Chris Ryan Lauer, MFA candidate
  • Jessica Hagy (MFA, 2018)
  • Rebecca Brown, MFA faculty

See readers' bios 

See previous programs