She received her MFA and post-MFA in creative writing pedagogy from Antioch University Los Angeles.
Kathleen Tarr KATHLEEN WITKOWSKA TARR is an established nonfiction writer, and the former Program Coordinator of UAA’s low-residency MFA Program in creative writing.
In 2013, she was appointed to two-year fellowship as a “Mullin Scholar” in the Generations in Dialogue project at USC’s Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies in Los Angeles. Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Iowa Review, Kenyon Review Online, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere.
She’s the recipient of a Peter Taylor Fellowship from the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop and an Alaska Literary Award from The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation.
Her most recent titles are Black Wolf of the Glacier, published by the University of Alaska Press; No Returns, the first in the Battleband series featuring three friends who take on the devil; and Cold Spell, about a woman obsessed with a glacier.
Katey Schultz KATEY SCHULTZ grew up in Portland, Oregon and is most recently from Celo, North Carolina.The program’s Visiting Writers Series brings twelve writers to campus every year (six each semester) for intense classroom experiences capped at ten students, readings that are open to the public and that offer networking opportunities for MFA students. Since Cassill's death in 2002, he has been the sole editor of that anthology, bringing out the 7th and 8th editions.In the last year she has divided her time between Asia and Anchorage, Alaska, where she co-founded and continues to teach for 49 Writers as well as in the UAA low-residency MFA program.Andromeda is the recipient of grants from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Rasmuson Foundation, which named her a 2009 Artist Fellow.The program also houses the Cheuse Center for International Writers, named after the late Alan Cheuse, a longtime faculty member and acclaimed writer.The center sends MFA students abroad to research and study, and also brings international writers to the campus to study and collaborate with students.Her debut collection of stories, Flashes of War, won Indie Fab book of the year from Foreword Reviews and a Gold Medal in Literary Fiction from the Military Writers Society of America.Her flash fiction has won more than half a dozen contests, several prizes, and received two nominations for the Pushcart Prize.Additional funds may be available for conducting research abroad or attending writers’ conferences and retreats.Priority application deadline: January 15Funding deadline: February 15Final deadline: April 1 The program’s mission is to produce better writers with mastery of literary art and smarter authors with unique insight to the world of publishing.