MFA

Randolph’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing program celebrates first graduates

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

For Lucille Hayes ’20 M.F.A., there’s a certain magic every time she returns to Randolph College’s campus. Hayes, currently based in Brooklyn, is part of the first graduating cohort for Randolph’s M.F.A. in creative writing. The low-residency program features five 10-day residencies and one-on-one mentorship with some of the most talented writers working today. “Each... READ MORE >>

Family of Nancy Craig Blackburn ’71 establishes scholarship fund for M.F.A students

Phillip B. Williams, core faculty member for Randolph's new M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program, reads from his work during the first M.F.A. residency this summer

Randolph College recently announced a significant gift that will create a scholarship fund supporting students enrolled in the College’s Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. The Nancy Craig Blackburn ’71 Fellowships and Scholarships Program was established by Nancy’s husband, Richard Blackburn, and her children, Craig and Blanton, as a way to honor her memory.... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. program hosting winter residency, series of readings at The Virginian Hotel

M.F.A. students and faculty hold one-on-one meetings during the residency

This week, the Randolph College M.F.A. program is hosting its annual winter residency program along with a series of readings by faculty and other esteemed authors. The residency and readings all take place at The Virginian Hotel in downtown Lynchburg. All readings will begin at 8 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom and are free and... READ MORE >>

Randolph M.F.A. welcomes more acclaimed writers to guest faculty

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Randolph’s Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program has added three more esteemed authors to its already stellar guest faculty for the spring 2020 semester. The three new additions are: Eloisa Amezcua (poetry) Amezcua’s debut collection, From the Inside Quietly, was selected by Ada Limón as the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize (Shelterbelt... READ MORE >>

M.F.A. program launches new literary journal, Revolute 

Revolute online literary journal published by the Randolph College MFA in Creative Writing program.

Randolph College’s Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program is pleased to announce the launch of its new online literary journal, Revolute.  Operated by M.F.A. students and staff, Revolute is a home for creative work featuring student contributions to every part of the publication process: reading, selection, editing, marketing, and publishing. “At the practical level, Revolute offers our... READ MORE >>

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 >>

Marwa Helal joins M.F.A. faculty for summer residency 

Marwa Helal (photo by Sean D. Henry-Smith)

Poet and nonfiction author Marwa Helal is joining Randolph’s Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program at Randolph College as a guest member of the faculty. She will teach poetry and creative nonfiction courses during the upcoming summer residency.  Helal is the author of Invasive Species (Nightboat Books, 2019) and winner of BOMB Magazine’s Biennial 2016 Poetry... READ MORE >>

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 >>