Pictured above from left: Natalie Kusz, Shawn Vestal, Christopher Howell, Sam Ligon, and John Keeble.
Our faculty — all practicing writers with significant national book publications — are committed, passionate, and accessible teachers of writing. Please see their individual pages below for more information, including statements on teaching philosophy. Links to recent press/publications can also be found below.
Fiction —John Keeble (Professor Emeritus) Nonfiction Natalie Kusz , Rachel Toor Poetry Christopher Howell, Jonathan Johnson
The Swamp (a literary magazine founded and edited by second-year EWU MFA candidates) interviews Jonathan Johnson.
Hear Sam Ligon read with Robert Lopez, recorded by The Southeast Review
Sam Ligon’s book Wonderland makes Entropy’s best of 2016 list for fiction.
Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviews Sam Ligon
Rachel Toor‘s latest piece from her Spokesman Review column “Everything is Copy”
Three poems by Christopher Howell from Terrain.org
Check out this Inlander article on how the MFA program is contributing to Spokane’s lively literary scene.