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

Spring Picnic Pictures

Benjamin Busch
Writer/filmmaker/actor Benjamin Busch presents the Busch Prize at the spring picnic

Helen Zell at Home

Helen Zell
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

Rory Attwood pitches to Colin Corrigan

2013 Welcome Picnic
Rory Attwood pitches to Colin Corrigan, who hopes to bat in Inez Tan (Fiction '15) before Chigozie Obioma (Fiction '14) throws him out.

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)

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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