English Creative Writing Converse Susan Tekulve

Professor Susan Tekulve had her first photo essay, “White Blossoms: A Collection of Photographs and Words” published in the twelfth issue of KYSO FLASH. Selected photos from this collection were reprinted as illustrations in the 2019 KYSO Print Anthology, which was launched in December 2019. Profesor Tekulve’s flash essay, “The Graves at Poor Clare Monastery,…
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Kelly Ferguson ’20 (Nisbet Honors) attended the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) annual conference in New Orleans as part of the editorial team for the NCHC’s national undergraduate journal, UReCA. Kelly, a first-generation student, said, “The conference was a great opportunity to build on my friendships and professional relationships, as I was able to forge…
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Professor Mulkey had new work published in Baltimore Review, a journal of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. You can listen to rare audio of Professor Mulkey reading his poem, “Mingo County Men.” Learn More! Rick Mulkey Low-residency MFA  

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Anna Harris Parker ’07 recently published her chapbook, Dress, which addresses themes of ritual, faith, loss, transition, and discomfort. Published by Main Street Rag Publishing Company, Anna has committed nearly ten years to this project. Anna is an assistant professor at Augusta University, where she teaches composition and creative writing. She also directs Augusta University’s…
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Kelly Ferguson ’21 (Nisbet Honors) was selected to be an associate editor of the National Collegiate Honors Council’s undergraduate journal, UReCA: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. This national editing position will allow Kelly to receive training in Bryce Canyon, Utah, and to work with a team of undergraduate editors from all over…
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Kelly Ferguson ‘21 (Nisbet Honors) was selected to be an associate editor of the National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) undergraduate journal, UReCA: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. Converse’s Nisbet Honors Program is a member of the NCHC, a national network of honors programs and honors colleges. This national editing position will allow…
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Professor Susan Tekulve had her lyric prose piece, “At the Poor Clare Monastery, Greenville, South Carolina,” accepted for publication by the South Carolina Review. With an acceptance rate of less than 1%, the South Carolina Review publishes diverse contemporary literature from both new and established writers. Professor Tekulve’s essay collection, Second Shift, (published by Del…
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Makayla Gay Still journal

Makayla Gay ’19 had her poem, Conversations with Dolly Parton at 3 a.m., published in the Fall 2018 issue of Still Journal. Makayla is a double major in Creative & Professional Writing, and Philosophy. Still Journal is an online magazine which offers the finest in contemporary literary writing of the Southern Appalachian region.   Learn More! Creative and…
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Susan Tekulve

Professor Susan Tekulve has a new book-length collection of essays titled Second Shift, published by Del Sol Press. The book has already been received with rave reviews. Professor Tekulve is the author of In the Garden of Stone, which won the 2012 South Carolina First Novel Prize and a 2014 Gold IPPY Award. She’s also…
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BFA Creative & Professional Writing grad Kathryn Bracket was a finalist for the 2017 William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition for her latest novel manuscript, as well as a finalist in short fiction for the Short Story American Prize. Explore the BFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Converse…