MFA

Award-winning novelist Maurice Carlos Ruffin joins M.F.A. core faculty

Maurice Carlos Ruffin (photo by Clare Welsh)

Fiction/non-fiction writer Maurice Carlos Ruffin, who is a recipient of the Iowa Review Award and winner of the William Faulkner-William Wisdom competition, is the newest addition to the core faculty of Randolph’s M.F.A. in creative writing program. Ruffin’s novel, We Cast a Shadow, was one of the most anticipated books of 2019, and has been praised by The New... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... READ MORE >>

Visiting Writer Series to feature M.F.A. faculty member Wayétu Moore

Faculty member Wayétu Moore reads from her work

Wayétu Moore, an accomplished fiction/nonfiction writer and member of Randolph’s M.F.A. in creative writing program’s core faculty, will give a special reading at Randolph on Wednesday, March 13, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Lounge of Smith Memorial Building. The event is free and open to the public. Moore is the author of... READ MORE >>

National award-winning author Ilya Kaminsky joins M.F.A. core faculty

Ilya Kaminsky

Ilya Kaminsky is the latest addition to the Randolph College M.F.A. in creative writing program’s core faculty. Kaminsky was born in the former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived in the United States in 1993 when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He is the author of Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press), which won... READ MORE >>

Award-winning poet Paige Lewis joins M.F.A. faculty

Paige Lewis

Paige Lewis, a recipient of the Editor’s Award in Poetry from The Florida Review, is the latest addition to the Randolph College Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing faculty. Lewis, who earned an M.F.A. from Florida State University and has taught creative writing at Purdue University, has had work published in Poetry, American Poetry... READ MORE >>

Assistant director of M.F.A. program receives Best Microfiction award

Christopher Gaumer

Christopher Gaumer, assistant director of Randolph College’s M.F.A. in creative writing program, was recently named a Best Microfiction winner for 2019. Gaumer’s work, “He Died We Left Him Til Morning” (The Citron Review), will now be published alongside other winning entries in the publication, The Best Microfiction 2019 Anthology. Entries were judged by national bestselling... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. program hosts winter residency

A panel discussion from Randolph College MFA faculty takes place during the winter residency program.

Randolph College’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (M.F.A.) program held its winter residency at The Virginian Hotel from Dec. 29, 2018 through Jan. 7, 2019. During this time, M.F.A. students attended lectures and workshops, met with their faculty mentors, and attended readings. This was one of five 10-day residencies the students attend during... READ MORE >>

National Book Award finalist joins M.F.A. visiting faculty

Diana Khoi Nguyen

The Randolph College M.F.A. in Creative Writing program has added yet another accomplished author to its faculty. Diana Khoi Nguyen, a poet and 2018 National Book Award finalist, will join the program as a visiting faculty member for the upcoming winter residency and mentor students in the upcoming semester. Nguyen’s work has appeared in publications... READ MORE >>

‘I feel like this is my place’: New M.F.A. in creative writing exceeds enrollment expectations

Layli Long Soldier, an award-winning poet and member of the M.F.A. faculty, shares her work during the residency program.

As an English major, Amelia Harrington ’17, ’20 M.F.A. loved her undergraduate experience at Randolph College. She excelled in poetry and creative writing, graduating with honors in the major. But what really elevated her Randolph experience were the close relationships she developed with professors. So when she learned about Randolph’s new low-residency M.F.A in creative... READ MORE >>

Accomplished fiction/non-fiction writer joins M.F.A. core faculty

Anjali Sachdeva (Photo by Becky Thurner Braddock)

Anjali Sachdeva is the newest addition to Randolph College’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Her first collection of stories, All the Names They Used for God, was named a must-read book for 2018 by Elle and AM New York.... READ MORE >>