getting serious about your writing? go PRO!

The DWC PRO program is where I began to look at my poetry with a critical eye; without it, I would not have developed a necessary faith in my work.

--Jessica Cuello, 2010 graduate of DWC PRO and author of the chapbooks Curie (Kattywompus Press, 2011) and By Fire (forthcoming from Hyacinth Girl Press).


DWC PRO is a two-year intensive program for creative writers who are serious about honing their craft and growing their careers. Our program is designed especially for writers who will benefit from focused study--the same kind offered by an MFA program, but without relocation or high cost.

As a DWC PRO student, you will take advanced courses, receive individual feedback, and work with established writers who will mentor you as you complete a manuscript that is publication-ready. For students with particularly demanding "real life" schedules, a three-year program track is available.

After a three-year hiatus, we will once again accept applications for new DWC PRO students, for coursework beginning in our Fall 2018 season. The postmark deadline for applications is August 1, 2018.

DWC PRO Application and Information