master of fine arts in creative writing

M.F.A. program kicks off summer residency Saturday

M.F.A. faculty member Kaveh Akbar shares his work during a public reading at the first residency last summer

Randolph College’s Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in creative writing program will welcome students to campus Saturday for its 2019 summer residency session. During the weeklong program, students will receive one-on-one mentoring from award-winning faculty, participate in collaborative writing workshops, and present their writing to peers and the community. In addition, the summer residency includes... 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>