Just around the corner from the Campus Duck Store is the Alder Building, home of the University of Oregon’s creative writing program. The University of Oregon is known as a football powerhouse, but it has long proven itself as a literary powerhouse, as well! Graduates of the creative writing program at the University of Oregon have received such illustrious honors as the Dylan Thomas Award and the Wallace Stegner Fellowship. Kirstin Valdez Quade, a 2009 MFA graduate and author of Night at the Fiestas, was named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35, while Sara Eliza Johnson, a 2009 MFA graduate, and Major Jackson, a 1999 MFA graduate, were recipients of 2015 NEA Creative Writing Fellowships in Poetry.
If you’re in search for a new favorite, try an author who honed their skills in our very own backyard. From poetry to memoir to fiction, Oregon has produced writers at the top of their craft. continue reading >>