Northwest Institute of Literary Arts collection, 1998-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
Title
Northwest Institute of Literary Arts collection
Dates
1998-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
8.47 cubic feet (8 boxes plus 6 CDs, 1 DVD, 1 embosser )
Collection Number
6133 (Accession No. 6133-001)
Summary
Graduation theses, records, and documents from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The Northwest Institute of Literary Arts (NILA) was a non-profit 501(c)3 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing low-residency program founded by the Whidbey Island Writers Association, in operation for twelve years, from 2005 to 2016. Beginning with an enrollment of nine students, the NILA MFA program grew to a peak enrollment of 62 students in 2014. The NILA MFA program grew quickly, drawing students to Whidbey Island twice annually from across the U.S. and Canada. Due to multiple contributing factors, however, including a proliferation of low residency MFA programs, lower enrollment, and a lack of core funding, the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts Board of Directors made the decision to cease operations of the MFA program at the close of the 2015-2016 school year.

Sources: "Northwest Institute of Literary Arts serves up soup with a side of support in Greenbank." South Whidbey Record: November 14, 2011, and Wikipedia.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Materials related to the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts (NILA). Includes bound MFA graduation theses, surveys, organizational records, meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, programs, catalogs, handbooks, workshop anthologies, a scrapbook of newsclippings and ephemera, photographs, CDs of photographs, a DVD, and an embossing seal.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  MFA Graduation Theses , 2007-2016Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Linde, Sue Anne: A Fuller Life: Nonfiction/memoir
2016
1
Hake, Mare: Spectrum: Poetry
2016
1
Tobe, Lisa: Shadows of Me: Nonfiction/memoir
2016
1
Shepard, Sarah: Let The World Around Us Fade Away: Nonfiction/memoir
2016
1
Wilson, Joseph: Religion of Weather Forecasts: Poetry
2016
1
Wheeler, Mathilda Reading: Being Pavio: Young Adult Fiction
2016
1
Hill, Leslie: If I Were God This Would Be Different: Nonfiction Essays
2016
1
Hartung, Marie Heather: Apples Fallen Elsewhere: Nonfiction/memoir
2016
1
Silvester, Reg: Lifetimes: Fiction short stories
2016
1
Richards, Lynda: Impact: A Compilation of Short Stories: Fiction short stories
2016
1
Seif, Noel: Life in the Key of Cee: Young Adult Fiction
2016
1
Parsons, Clark: Mule Girl: Young Adult Fiction
2016
1
Persun, Nicole: The Ingredients of Us: Fiction short stories
2016
1
Kaufmann, Catherine "Kate" Twitchell: Other Than Mother: Living Life Without Having Children: Nonfiction Essays
2016
1
Clark-McGlenn, Alex: The Way We Drown: Fiction short stories
2016
1
Durham, Heather: Outside This Skin: Nonfiction Essays
2016
1
Dunning, Lara: Aleutian Pearl: Young Adult Fiction
2016
1
Dunning, Lara: Snakes, Snails and the Scientist's Daughter: Nonfiction Essays
2016
1
Anderson, Heather: Building Foundations: Fiction
2016
1
Anderson, Craig: The Kids of Sockland: Fiction
2016
1
Updegrave, Samantha Claire: The You The Singer Sings To: Nonfiction/memoir
2016
2
Carlson, Amy: Melt: Nonfiction Essays
2015
2
Beatty, Sharon: Morning Song: Fiction
2015
2
Hansen, Michelle A.: Alpha Campus: The Sanctuary: Fiction
2015
2
Fogle, Leonie: Tempo Rubato/Stolen Time: Poetry
2015
2
Flannery, Mel: Dark Nights, Soft Rain: Poetry
2015
2
Carver, Brenda: The Grace of One Who Carries Water: Young Adult Fiction
2015
2
Nine, Genevieve: To Kill A Kingdom: Young Adult Fiction
2015
2
Parker, Cathy: Close Enough To Kill: Fiction
2015
2
Hoffman, Robert: My Side Of The Dumpster: Fiction
2015
2
Heisserman, Amie: The Flames Of The Crematorium: Fiction
2015
2
Shoemaker, Martha: Fight Like A Girl: Fiction
2015
2
Testerman, Doyce: Adrift: Fiction
2015
2
Nedelman, Deborah: Endangered: Fiction
2015
2
Thomson, Linda: Griselda: Fiction
2015
3
Warren, Gina: Weightless in Salt: Nonfiction Essays
2014
3
Hartung, Marie: Blood from a Folding Sky: Poetry
2014
3
Graville, Iris: Hiking Naked: A Quaker Woman's Search for Balance: Nonfiction/memoir
2014
3
Ray, Roz: Blackchapel Alley: Historical Fiction
2014
3
Hoffman, Robert: Joining the Pantheon: Fiction
2014
3
Knorr, Chels: How We Belong: Exporation into Connection and Community: Nonfiction Essays
2014
3
Lundstrom, Kim: Iron, Earth and Cobalt Sky: Fiction
2014
3
Haskins, Jacqueline: Eyes Open Underwater: Nonfiction Essays
2014
3
Beach, Cynthia: The Seduction of Pastor Goodman: Fiction
2014
3
Hebert, Mureall: Dream Leap: Young Adult Fiction
2013
3
White, Steven W.: Read No Evil: Fiction
2013
3
Sarr, Sandra: The Road to Indigo: Fiction
2013
3
Lai, YiShun: Lies My Mother Told Me: Fiction
2013
3
Callor, Sara: When Things Used To Be Perfect: Fiction
2013
3
Dahlke, Jodi Reid: An Unkindness of Ravens: Young Adult Fiction
2013
4
Meador, Jo: There Is Love: Fiction
2012
4
Hammer, Stephanie: The Puppet Turners Of Narrow Interior: Fiction
2012
4
Brumett, Erika: A River At Rest: Fiction
2012
4
Boswell, Delphine: Unholy Secrets: Fiction
2012
4
O'Hagan, Jeremiah: High School: Why I Taught, How I Left: Nonfiction Essays
2012
4
Pinede, Nadine: The Half-Known Heart: Fiction
2012
4
Manning, Mandy: Connective Tissue: Fiction Short Stories
2012
4
Buttenwieser, Janet: Guts: A Love Story: Nonfiction/memoir
2012
4
Mears, Stefon: Magician's Choice: Fiction
2012
4
Lane, Ashia Huff: The Lady Wears Boots: Poetry
2012
4
Hines, Katie: The Band: Fiction Short Stories
2011
4
Gebben, Claire: Harm's Way: Historical Fiction
2011
4
Morganti, Charlotte: The Next Play: Fiction / Mystery
2011
4
Linden, Kaye : The  Watering Hole: Tales of City Dreaming: Fiction Short Stories
2011
4
Lile, Stephanie: The Tailgunner: Young Adult Fiction
2011
4
Jewell, Grier: Flash Frights: Children's short stories
2011
4
Boochever, Annie: Bristol Bay Summer: Young Adult Fiction
2011
4
Waldman, Cindy: The Butterfly Basket: Children's / Middle Grade
2011
5
Wood, Frances: Becoming Beatrice: Young Adult Fiction
2010
5
Frischmann, Carol: In Black Water Woods: Fiction
2010
5
Alamo, Kobbie: Tracking Time: Fiction
2010
5
Mentyka, Sharon: Breathe To Both Sides: Young Adult Fiction
2009
5
Davio, Kelly: Burn This House: Poetry
2009
5
Ponepinto, Joe: The Ballo Brothers: Fiction
2009
5
Barber, Caleb: Beasts and Violins: Poetry
2009
5
Myers, Christine: Floating Island: Nonfiction/memoir
2009
5
Beman, Ann: The Thumb Of All Parts: Nonfiction Essays
2009
5
Boutin, Nancy S.: This Corner of the Universe: Fiction
2009
5
Freele, Stefanie: Feeding Strays: Fiction Short Stories
2008
5
Junkins, Laurie: Uncertain Balance: Poetry
2008
5
Chernov, Tanya: The Other Side: Poetry
2008
5
Sears, Helen: Bones and Curtain Rods: Fiction Short Stories
2007
5
Cooper, Loren W.: Crosstown: Fiction
2007
5
Cluts, Nancy: Murder By The Book: Fiction / Mystery
2007
5
Brandt, Lois: Wearing Vietnam: Yound Adult Fiction
2007
5
Bayer, Nina Elizabeth: The Other Side Of Blue: Fiction Short Stories
2007
5
Gonzalez, Ann: Ssh Ssh Ssh: Young Adult Fiction
2007

Series 2:  Whidbey Island Writers Association , 2003-2015Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6
Steering Committee
2004-2005
6
Conference notebook of winners
2008-2009
6
Policies
2005-2006
6
Celebrate Writing contest
1999, 2014, 2015
6
Write-O-Rama
2014
6
Spirit of Writing anthologies
2008, 2012, 2013
6
What Members Want survey
2013-2014
6
Correspondence, board rosters, policies, proposals, bylaws, job descriptions
1998-2013
6
Newsletters
2009
6
Planning
2015
6
Reports
2012-2015
6
Classes
2007
6
Ephemera/marketing materials
2013-2015
6
Five-Year Plan for Local Programs
2005
6
Mission, values, history
2009-2013
6
Grant-writing correspondence
2008
6
Minutes
2003-2007
6
Agendas
2003-2008
6
Writers Conference
2011-2014
6
Strategic plan
2005-2011
6
Fundraising
2007-2010

Series 3:  Northwest Institute of Literary Arts administrative records , 2003-2016Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6
Soundings Review magazine ephemera/marketing materials
undated
6
Soundings Review magazine proposal
2004
6
Advertising
2004-2015
6
Marketing archive
2013-2015
6
13 issues of Soundings Review magazine
2008-2016
7
MFA Program: 1st year
2005
7
History of the organization
undated
7
Agendas
2003-2016
7
Board minutes
2003-2008
7
Educational/operations MFA board
2005-2008
7
MFA five-year plan
2008
7
Board mintues
2009-2016
7
Program Director's Report
2005-2016
7
Executive Director's Report
2012-2014
7
Infotech report
2013
7
Financials
2003-2016
7
Board budget and finance
2012-2016
7
Appeal letters
2015-2016
7
Elizabeth Guss: NILA retreat 2015
2015
7
Elizabeth Guss: NILA retreat 2015 fundraising
2015
7
CEO reports
2015-2016
7
Board grants
2011-2016
7
Employee succession plan
2015
7
Bank signatory resolutions
2007-2011
7
Closing documents/news
2016
7
Contracts/letters of authority
2011-2017
7
Correspondence
2003-2016
7
Email correspondence
2016
7
Board rosters
2007/2012
7
Board duties
undated
7
Bylaws
2011/2013
7
Organization charts
circa 2005-2007
7
Board member survey
2009
7
Strategic planning: "Vision Voyage"
2009
7
Board retreat
2013
7
Faculty handbooks
2009, 2014, 2016
7
Student handbooks
2012-2016
7
Residency schedule
2011
7
Residency records
2007
7
Residency forms and information
2010
7
Whidbey Writers Workshop
2014-2016
7
MFA graduation programs
2009-2016
7
MFA graduation announcements
2009-2015
7
MFA ephemera/marketing materials
undated
7
Alumni board
2009-2014
7
Catalogues
2005-2016
7
Workshop anthologies
2007-2009
7
Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference program
2014
7
Photographs
2005-2009
8
Scrapbook: newsclippings, correspondence, and ephemera
2004-2014
8
Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference planner
2014
8
Embossing seal
undated
item
CD 332-337
Photographs and program files
6 CDs (5 CDs of photographs, 1 CD of program files)
2006-2008
CD 338
DVD skit for "The View" television program
2003

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Creative writing (Higher education)--Washington (State)--Whidbey Island
  • Dissertations, Academic--Washington (State)--Whidbey Island
  • Corporate Names :
  • Northwest Institute of Literary Arts--Archives
  • Northwest Institute of Literary Arts--Dissertations
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business correspondence
  • Catalogs
  • Ephemera
  • Handbooks and manuals
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Newsletters
  • Photographs
  • Records (Documents)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)