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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 >>

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 Writers Series continues with reading by award-winning poets

Sarah McKinstry-Brown and Marianne Kunkel

Two nationally known poets, Sarah McKinstry-Brown and Marianne Kunkel, will read from their latest works at Randolph’s next Visiting Writers Series event on Wednesday, February 27. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Lounge of Smith Memorial Building. McKinstry-Brown is both a... READ MORE >>

Internationally renowned poet, sound artist LaTasha Diggs kicks off spring Visiting Writers Series

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Interdisciplinary poet and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the first featured author in Randolph’s spring 2019 Visiting Writers Series. Diggs will share some of her work at the College on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room of Smith Memorial Building. The program is free and open to... 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Poet Grant Kittrell shares his work as part of Visiting Writers Series

Grant Kittrell

Randolph’s first Visiting Writer Series reading of the fall semester will feature poet Grant Kittrell, Randolph’s writer in residence. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held Wednesday, September 26 at 8 p.m. in the Alice Ashley Jack Room of Smith Memorial Building. Kittrell is a nationally recognized writer and... READ MORE >>