Professor Rick Mulkey has two new publications: Refugee appears in the current issue of Poetry East and A Scatological Scat appears in the fall edition of South Carolina Review. Learn More! Professor Rick Mulkey Creative & Professional Writing at Converse MFA at Converse

Susan Tekulve Nominated for Pushcart Prize

Professor Susan Tekulve’s essay, “Silent Song,” which first appeared in the Spring 2016 of Appalachian Heritage, was nominated twice for a 2017 Pushcart Prize. The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series has been published every year since 1976; it is considered the most honored literary project in America. Learn More! Professor Susan Tekulve…
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Nisbet Honors student Paige Broadhead

Nisbet Honors student Paige Broadhead ’17 has accepted a position as an Assistant Editor Board Member at Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal. Paige is a triple major in Philosophy, Creative and Professional Writing, and Psychology! Learn More! Creative and Professional Writing at Converse Philosophy at Converse

Professor Rick Mulkey’s poem, “An Explanation,” was awarded the 2016 Poetry Contest Judge’s Choice award in Still: The Journal. He also had four poems published in the Fall 2016 issue of Serving House: A Journal of Literary Arts. Learn More! Rick Mulkey Creative Writing at Converse

BFA in Creative and Professional Writing grad, Meagan Kusek ’12, is the new Assistant Editor at Grand View Media (EBSCO) in Birmingham, Alabama. During her time as a student at Converse Meagan worked as a peer consultant in the Writing Center and participated in the Nisbet Honors Program. Upon graduation Meagan received the highly prestigious…
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Music major Mary Ann Claud

Author and Converse grad, Mary Ann Claud BA ’59 & MM ’61 began writing professionally in the 1970’s for the Hendersonville Times News. Her writing explores everything from art and music, to travel stories, and personal profiles. Mrs. Claud has seen recent success with novels including The Dancin’ Man, and her latest novel Whirlygig: The…
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Creative and Professional Writing BFA grad Kiah Baxter-Ferguson ‘13 was the recipient of the Wichita State University MFA program’s Fiction Fellowship. Kiah is completing her MFA there this semester; WSU has one of the oldest MFA programs in the country. Learn more about Creative and Professional Writing at Converse.

Professor Rick Mulkey was a visiting speaker at Wichita State University where he gave a poetry reading for the “Write Now, Read Now” writers series at WSU’s Ulrich Museum. Professor Mulkey also gave a presentation on low residency MFA programs in creative writing for undergraduate students of WSU’s creative writing program. His most recent book,…
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Professor Arthur McMaster’s poetry was published in literary magazines Off the Coast and RATTLE. He also has a book proposal prepared for ‘the writing project: Poets’ Muse, Lovers, Partners, and Significant Others’ to be published by Bloomsbury Press. Learn More! English at Converse Creative Writing at Converse Professor McMaster

Creative and Professional Writing Major Kristina Jones

Creative and Professional Writing major Kristina Jones ’16 recently completed a marketing internship with the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce. Kristina, a Converse II student, contributed to a number of articles in their premiere issue of Business View Magazine. Read her feature story on page 15 and keep an eye out for her quote from our…
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