MFA in Creative Writing Program

Personal Statement

Isla McKetta (MFAW ’10) is a novelist and book reviewer by night and a blogger by day, occasionally writing for Written Word. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Goddard College and worked in various capacities for the literary magazines Pitkin Review and Farfelu. In 2009, Isla was a guest reader with the Artsmith Salon Series in Doe Bay, Washington.

A native of Moscow, Idaho, Isla’s undergraduate studies included Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Washington and a certificate in literary fiction from UW Extension. Isla lived in Poland and Chile and speaks several languages. She makes her home in Seattle where she is on the board of Richard Hugo House.

Her book, Clear Out the Static in Your Attic, co-written with Rebecca Bridge, was published by Write Bloody Publishing in March 2014, and her novel, Polska, 1994, is forthcoming from Editions Checkpointed in May 2014.