Skip to main content

A community of creative writers united by their study of the literary craft.

  • Spring 2021 Reading Series

    Learn more

  • Poster in white and blue for the 13th Floor Spring 2021 Virtual Launch Party with an illustration of a medical mask duct taped to a wall, along with a burnt out candle and some paper products. It lists the 2021 Editor's Choice Award winners as: Eneris Bernard Santos, Bryce Blair, Elizabeth Boutin, Sami Edens, Avery Kester, Dylan Leslie, Aury Pilachai, Erin Spencer, Tucker Struyk, James Tillotson, and David Timm. The cover art is attributed to Elizabeth Boutin and the design is attributed to Asher Rosenquist. At the bottom, the time and date of the launch party are in yellow and say "Wednesday,  April 28, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM"

    13th Floor Magazine

    Learn More

  • Poet Lillian-Yvonne Bertram shares their work for Spring 2021 Reading Series

    Watch online

  • Creative Writer Turning Pages and Turning Heads

    Learn more

  • Learn more from some of our students


A program that offers studio-based instruction from professional writers in a collegiate context that incorporates visual arts, journalism, communication and design.

About Us

Writer’s Workshop graduates enjoy an extremely high acceptance rate to top graduate programs. Others go directly into careers as diverse as advertising, public relations, banking, technical writing, computer programming, graphics, or radio. Our alumni enjoy continued access to departmental and professional opportunities.

We sponsor the Writer's Workshop Reading Series at UNO, bringing professional, award-winning writers to campus for the benefit of students and the public.

CFAM offers more than $300,000 in scholarships each year. 


Our undergraduate BFA program is built on the apprenticeship model. All teaching faculty, both full- and part-time, are published writers who strive to personalize instruction and bring out emerging artists’ creative potential.

The MFA in Writing is a two-year primarily online learning program of focused instruction for apprentice writers who have a strong commitment to a literary career but are unable to leave home, family, or job to pursue their ambitions. Over the course of study, students earn 60 credit hours in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.