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Darrel Holnes
Civitas Fellow Darrel Holnes (MFA '10) working with Detroit students through InsideOut Literary Arts

Helen Zell at Home

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Chicago philanthropist Helen Zell at home

Heather McHugh

Heather McHugh
2013 Distinguished Poet in Residence

Joseph Horton's (MFA '11)

At The Broken Places
Joseph Horton's (MFA '11) "At the Broken Places" at the Cock Tavern Theatre, London

Jia Tolentino

Jia Tolentino, Fiction '14
Contributing editor to The Hairpin

Rachel Gonzalez-Greene and Brittany Bennett

Webster Series Reading
Rachel Gonzalez-Greene and Brittany Bennett (Fiction '14) at Rachel's Webster Series Reading

Postgraduate Fellows

Postgraduate Fellows
Camille Beckman, Gala Mukomolova, (Poetry '13) and Gina Balibrera (Fiction '13)

Sergio Troncoso at Hopwood Q&A

Welcome to the Helen Zell Writers’ Program

The Helen Zell Writers’ Program is a two-year 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.

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