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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MFA alumna Cinelle Barnes ’15 (Creative Nonfiction) upcoming book, Monsoon Mansion, was praised by Kirkus Reviews as, “A lyrically heartfelt memoir of resilience in the face of significant obstacles.” Barnes’ book will be released May 1, 2018. Explore the low-residency MFA at Converse…

Pick Your Poison Anthology cover

Congratulations to our Converse MFA students and graduates published in the recently released anthology, Pick Your Poison, from Owl Hollow Press: Gwen Holt Aaron Jensen Angela Raper Katie Piccirillo Sherman Clair Watson Explore the low-residency MFA at Converse…

Robert Olmstead's new novel Savage Country

Robert Olmstead’s book, Savage Country, made the Amazon “Best Books” page. Olmstead has received rave reviews in both Kirkus and the New York Times Book Review for his book. Learn More! MFA at Converse Robert Olmstead

MFA Young Adult Fiction student, Gwen Holt ’18, recently published her newest novel, Daughter 4254. Gwen, who publishes YA novels under the pseudonym of Leigh Statham, published Perilous Journey of the Much-too-Spontaneous Girl in 2016 and won the 2016 Southeast Review Nonfiction Prize for The Ditch Bank and the Fenceline. Learn More! See why Gwen chose…
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Phillip Quinn Morris

MFA fiction graduate Phillip Quinn Morris ’14 is featured in France’s version of Rolling Stone Magazine. The article is related to the European publication of Morris’s novel, Mr. Alabama. Learn more about the MFA in Creative Writing at Converse…

mfa young adult fiction student Gwen Holt

MFA Young Adult Fiction student, Gwen Holt, has published her newest novel, Perilous Journey of the Much-too-Spontaneous Girl, from Month9Books. Gwen, who publishes YA novels under the pseudonym of Leigh Statham, published The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl in 2015 and was named the winner of the 2016 Southeast Review Nonfiction Prize. Learn more about…
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Gabrielle Brant Freeman poetry collection When She Was Bad

Congratulations to MFA fiction grad Karin Gillespie ’12 on the publication of her new novel, Love Literary Style, with Henery Press, and to poetry graduate Gabrielle Brant Freeman ’13 on the publication of her new poetry collection, When She Was Bad, from Press 53. Many of our recent graduates have been published over the last few…
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MFA student Gwen Holt Leigh Statham novel cover

Converse MFA Young Adult Fiction student Gwen Holt was named the winner of this year’s Southeast Review Nonfiction Prize. Gwen, who publishes YA novels under the pseudonym of Leigh Statham, is the author most recently of the YA novel, The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl. Learn more about the low-residency MFA at Converse…

Karin Gillespie ‘12 received the 2016 Georgia Author of the Year Award for her novel Girl Meets Class. Karen completed this book as part of her MFA thesis here at Converse. Learn more about the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at Converse.