Friends of Writers enriches American poetry and fiction by cultivating new and vital literary voices. We do this by raising funds to support writers as they seek and fulfill their potential through graduate study. FOW values rigorous writing programs that encourage the development of the individual’s finest work, and also values the diversity—in aesthetic, ethnicity, gender, age, occupational, geographic, and economic background—that will ensure American writing reflects the entire nation.

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Faculty News & Updates Alan Williamson and his wife, Jeanne Foster, translators, have The Living Theatre: Selected Poems of Bianca Tarozzi, available now from BOA Editions.   Jeremy Gavron's new novel, Felix Culpa, will be released in the UK in February. Read an...

January 2018 Graduation Remarks by Megan Staffel

Tonight we celebrate the achievements of the class of 2018.   Thank you to the families and friends and partners who have helped the graduates reach this moment. We know there have been many sacrifices and we’re grateful for your belief in their work and your support...

Thank You, Donors!

Friends of Writers thanks the generous donors who continue to support our goals of fostering new and vital literary voices If you would like to contribute the work of Friends of Writers, please click on the blue donate on the sidebar to the right. View the 2017 donor...

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