Gamut: A Literary Series

Gamut literary series provides opportunities to hear and see work from the diversity of creative voices within the UW Bothell MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics community. The series features readings by current students, alumni, and faculty and is open to the public. The name “Gamut” refers to the MFA program’s interdisciplinary nature, which encourages and challenges students to experiment between genres and mediums, resulting in a wide range of creative works.

Foundation, Curation, and Partnership History

  • 2023-2024: Farron Knechtel (MFA, 2024), Korede Oseni (MFA, 2024), Noor Islam (MFA, 2025) and Harley Tonelli (MFA, 2025).
  • 2022-2023: Amy Eldridge (MFA, 2023), Raelynne Woo (MFA, 2023), Alexandria Simmons (MFA, 2023), and Korede Oseni (MFA, 2024).
  • 2021-2022: Amy Eldridge (MFA, 2023), Amy Hirayama (MFA, 2022), and Carson Thomas (MFA, 2022)
  • 2020-2021: Scott Bentley (MFA, 2021), Julie Voss (MFA, 2021), and Cliff Watson (MFA, 2021)
  • 2019-2020: Woogee Bae (MFA, 2019), Ashley Noelle (MFA, 2020) and Matt Porter (MFA, 2020)

Gamut’s initial readings were generously hosted by Open Books: A Poetry Emporium with subsequent readings held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to a time when readings will be in-person again!

To be notified of future Gamut readings, sign up here.

Alumni and current students interested in reading at a future event can email

Question? Comments? Contact Gamut

Upcoming Readings

**2024 Upcoming Gamut Readers To be Announced