Our Faculty

Each of our faculty are practicing writers with significant national book publications and are committed, passionate, and accessible teachers of writing. Please see their individual pages below for more information, including statements on teaching philosophy.

Pictured above: Natalie Kusz, Shawn Vestal, Christopher Howell, Sam Ligon, and John Keeble.

Links to recent press/publications can also be found below.

Three poems by Christopher Howell from Terrain.org

The Swamp interviews Jonathan Johnson

The Swamp (founded and edited by EWU MFA graduates) interviews Jonathan Johnson.

Read Rachel Toor's latest installment of “Everything is Copy”

More from Sam Ligon

Sam Ligon's book Wonderland makes Entropy’s Best of 2016: Best Fiction Books.

Hear Sam Ligon read with Robert Lopez, recorded by The Southeast Review

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviews Sam Ligon

More from Gregory Spatz

Read "Hit Me" by Gregory Spatz, published in the latest issue of New England Review

Gregory Spatz discusses his short-story “We Unlovely, Unloved” and more, with the Kenyon Review

Fellow Iowa Writers’ Workshop grad Doug Dorst interviews Gregory Spatz for The Brooklyn Rail

From The Inlander

Check out this Inlander article on how the MFA program is contributing to Spokane’s lively literary scene.