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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 >>

Randolph professor’s article in Good Beer Hunting inspires new brew

J. Nikol Beckham

Communication studies professor J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham continues to receive national recognition for her research on the craft brewing industry and her role as the first diversity ambassador for the Brewers Association. Most recently, her work inspired the creation of a new beer at a Charlottesville, Va. brewery. In December, Jackson-Beckham published a research-based article in... 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Warren appointed to 500-Year Forest Foundation Board of Directors

Karin Warren

Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies, will serve a 3-year term with the non-profit nature conservation organization.... 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 >>

Female performers, composers to star in upcoming Guest Artist/Faculty Recital featuring Corrine Byrne

Corrine Byrne and Emily Yap Chua

Though Corrine Byrne, a New York-based soprano, and Emily Yap Chua, pianist and Randolph music professor, are the featured performers at the next Guest Artist/Faculty Recital on Tuesday, November 13, the concert will also highlight a wide range of accomplished female composers. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7:30... READ MORE >>

Gauthier lectures at William & Mary, slated to lecture in France

Jennifer Gauthier

Communication studies professor Jennifer Gauthier has traveled extensively this fall, visiting and lecturing at various institutions and events across the nation and the world. On October 30, Gauthier was invited to the College of William & Mary to give a talk to students and faculty as part of a speaker series organized by the Native... READ MORE >>