Faculty & Facilities
Our accomplished faculty and mentors work closely with students both remotely and during summer and winter sessions in our beautiful home base in Portland, Oregon.
Director, Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing
MFA, Warren Wilson College
MA, New Mexico State
Jay Ponteri directed the creative writing program at Marylhurst University from 2008-2018 and is the author of Darkmouth Inside Me and Wedlocked. The recipient of the 2013 Oregon Book Award and the Frank Waters Fellowship, Jay is also the founder of Show:Tell, The Workshop for Teen Artist and Writers. Jay serves as an instructor at Literary Arts, on the advisory board of the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) and on the board of Tavern Books, a poetry press.
2019 Summer Residency Faculty Mentors and Guest Artists
Vi Khi Nao
Rachel Jamison Webster
Summer Residency Guests
Access to everything
Students also have access to all labs, shops, libraries and equipment at PNCA. Labs are staffed by qualified technicians able to provide students with technical assistance and instruction, with specialized equipment for book arts, printmaking, ceramics, design, metals, photography, wood, video, sound, and interactive digital works. There are several different digital computer labs with professional-level color, large-format printing capabilities.