Converse MFA Upstate SC

Converse is extremely proud of the following MFA students and graduates for their recent accomplishments. They were led by our illustrious MFA faculty members Susan Tekulve, Tyree Daye, and Denise Duhamel. MFA poetry student Marlanda Dekine was selected as a participant in the highly competitive Tin House Writer’s Conference and was offered a full fellowship…
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Converse MFA Clemson Partnership

Converse College and Clemson University Press are pleased to announce a publishing collaboration in conjunction with the low-residency Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program at Converse. The collaboration, known as the Clemson-Converse Literature Series, publishes poetry collections, short-story collections, and nonfiction essay collections selected by two competitions, each of which will run…
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MFA student Christine Schott, a YA Fiction writing major, had her creative nonfiction essay, “Bone-House,” accepted for publication in the distinguished literary journal The Gettysburg Review. Christine wrote the essay as part of her classwork in her 2nd genre semester in creative nonfiction. The Gettysburg Review, published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of…
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MFA Upstate SC low residency

Converse MFA Young Adult Fiction alumna Susanne Parker ’18 was named one of only three finalists for the South Carolina Novel Prize. What Happens to the Children is her first novel. Susanne is a Hub City native and works as a Community Connections Assistant in the Spartanburg County Public Libraries system. The South Carolina Novel…
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Professor Sheila O’Connor announced that her newest novel, Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, and Fictions, was listed as one of the Best Fiction Books of 2019 by Entropy Magazine. Professor O’Connor has some impressive company on this ‘best of’ list, including Margaret Atwood, Chia-Chia Lin and Jacqueline Woodson. Learn More! Low-residency MFA…
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MFA grads Cinelle Barnes, Paul Michael Garrison and Rhonda Browning White have a lot to celebrate this year. Cinelle Barnes published her newest book, Malaya, and she was featured in this article in Charleston City Paper. Rhonda Browning White’s award-winning short story collection, The Lightness of Water and Other Stories, was recently published and met with…
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Converse’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program had numerous achievements this year: Converse’s MFA faculty and alumni presented at panels at this year’s Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Portland, Oregon. Graduates Lisa Hase-Jackson and Cinelle Barnes, and faculty Leslie Pietrzyk and Richard Tillinghast presented readings of their work or presented papers at…
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By Monica Jones ‘03 Ten years is a milestone worth celebrating, and Converse College’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will be commemorating in fine style on Thursday, June 6, 2019, with two exciting events in two different venues. Kicking off this salute to the MFA program and its graduates’ accomplishments, a reception…
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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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Lisa Hase-Jackson’s poetry collection, Flint & Fire, was selected as the winner of the Hilary Tham Capital Collection (HTCC). HTCC is an imprint of The Word Works, which features juried selections from poets who volunteer for literary nonprofits and promote contemporary poetry. Explore the low-residency MFA at Converse…