Our award-winning faculty members and alumni have published numerous literary works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Their creative publications have received some of the world’s top literary honors.

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Alumni Awards and Publications

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon is extremely proud of its graduates and strive to keep up with their wide-ranging successes. Our alumni have a long history of success with publishing, translation, fellowships, and prizes. Recent graduates have received Wallace Stegner Fellowships, the Dylan Thomas Award (University of Wales), the Amy Lowell Scholarship, the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and other honors.

Check out our more complete list of alumni awards and publications—and, if you’re a program alum, please share your news using the form below.

Piper Bringman

Share in Our Magic

“It's such a vulnerable gift to be able to say, ‘Here is what is held in my soul and thoughts. Be kind to it.’ It carries so much power and connection. To know, throughout your whole self, that you are actively creating magic for another person is beautiful to me.”

—Piper Bringman, creative writing minor


June 13, 2024
CREATIVE WRITING, ENGLISH - This June, we celebrate Pride Month and the diverse identities of alumni identifying as LGBTQ+. Three College of Arts and Sciences alumni — Whitney Donielson, English, '11; Kevin Thomas, biology, '85; and Morgan Thomas, creative writing, '16— are featured in the UO Alumni Association's Shout publication.
July 31, 2023
CREATIVE WRITING, PHILOSOPHY - Two professors — Garrett Hongo and Colin Koopman — have been named 2023 Presidential Fellows in Arts and Humanities. They'll use the funding to work on book projects.
June 8, 2023
CREATIVE WRITING - Undergrads Cecelia Gibbons and Phillip Chan won the annual Walter and Nancy Kidd Memorial Writing Competition in Poetry and Fiction. “They made our judges’ job very difficult with so many worthy entries,” said Kidd Program Director Brian Trapp. “It just speaks to the immense creative powers of our students as both storytellers and poets.”