One of “Four Top Schools You Should Consider” by TheWriter
The MFA in creative writing offered by the Whidbey Writers Workshop is the first program of its kind to be offered by an organization of writers and not by a college or university.
The program strives to produce productive, publishing writers who participate in the local, regional, and national writing community. Although the majority of coursework is completed online, students and faculty spend ten days together on picturesque Whidbey Island every January and August. Individual five-credit courses empower students to work at their own pace and complete the program in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or children/young adults in two to six years.
The Whidbey Writers Workshop is a program of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, which is also home to the Whidbey Island Writers Conference, the Whidbey Island Writers Association, and the Soundings Review literary magazine.
Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, 5611 Bayview Road, Freeland, WA 98260