Welcome to our site!
The MFA program at the Whidbey Island Writers Association – Northwest Institute of Literary Arts (NILA) – began in 2005, with the first graduating class in 2007. Since then, the alumni pool has grown exponentially. This website is a place to connect, to share, to further grow.
Our mission statement is:
To represent and promote alumni and interests of Whidbey Writers’ Workshop MFA
Program (Whidbey MFA) by facilitating on-going relationships between Whidbey MFA
and its alumni and by fostering loyalty and support for Whidbey MFA.
- Serve and represent Whidbey MFA.
- Advance the goals and missions of Whidbey MFA and the Association.
- Foster effective communication between Whidbey MFA and its alumni and friends.
- Provide opportunities for alumni to support Whidbey MFA.
- Communicate the strengths, concerns and needs of Whidbey MFA.
- Project a quality image of Whidbey MFA and the Association.
- Offer programs and services that build loyalty, increase involvement and generate support for Whidbey MFA.
Click HERE to learn more about the alumni association and its board of directors.
Check back often – and remember to send any alumni updates using the following form: