creative writing

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 >>

Next Visiting Writers series event to feature Randolph’s creative writing faculty

Gary Dop and Laura-Gray Street

English and creative writing professors, Gary Dop and Laura-Gray Street will read from their latest works at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room inside Smith Memorial Building.... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. program adds another national prize-winning poet to faculty

Rigoberto González

Rigoberto González is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Unpeopled Eden, which won the Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets.... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. program featured in Poets & Writers magazine

M.F.A. faculty member Phillip B. Williams reads his work during the M.F.A. residency at Randolph this summer

Randolph’s new M.F.A. in Creative Writing program was featured in the most recent issue of Poets & Writers magazine. The article by Rigoberto González highlighted the program’s first residency at Randolph this summer and included comments from both new students and faculty. Read the article in its entirety here. ... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. in Creative Writing program welcomes first faculty, students to campus

Core faculty and students in Randolph's first M.F.A. in Creative Writing residency program

Last week, the Randolph College Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program welcomed new students and faculty to campus for the first-ever residency session. The weeklong program included writing workshops, advising sessions, and a series of public readings by award-winning M.F.A. faculty and nationally acclaimed writers, including a keynote address by 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner, Gregory Pardlo.... READ MORE >>

Series of public readings will kick off Randolph’s MFA in Creative Writing Program

Graphic for Randolph's MFA in creative writing program

The Randolph College Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will host several public readings next week by award-winning MFA faculty and nationally acclaimed writers, including a keynote address by 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Gregory Pardlo. Each event begins at 8 p.m. and features readings in prose and poetry: Sunday, July 22 – Maier... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. program adds critically acclaimed novelist, memoirist to faculty

Wayétu Moore (Photo by Yoni Levy)

Randolph’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing program has added yet another accomplished author to its faculty. Wayétu Moore, a novelist and memoirist whose essays and fiction have appeared in such publications as The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and Guernica, will teach fiction and nonfiction courses for the low-residency program, which kicks off this Saturday. Moore’s debut... READ MORE >>

Randolph adds 2018 Whiting Award winner to M.F.A. program faculty

Patty Yumi Cottrell (photo by Beowulf Sheehan)

Another nationally known, award-winning author is the newest member of the faculty for Randolph College’s new M.F.A. in creative writing program. Patty Yumi Cottrell, a fiction/nonfiction writer and winner of the 2018 Whiting Award for emerging writers, joins the program, which starts this summer. Cottrell’s first novel, Sorry To Disrupt the Peace, was long-listed for... READ MORE >>

Randolph English major wins second place for essays at national convention

Miranda Hudson '18

Miranda Hudson ’18 recently won second place in the creative nonfiction category for her essays at the 2018 Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Convention, held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hudson’s award-winning piece, “Orokomono,” was a moving essay about her journey to uncover stories of her Taiwanese grandmother. It sprung from the death of her... READ MORE >>