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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…

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Sonja Condit’s second book, The Banshee of Machrae, was recently published to rave reviews. Lisa Hase-Jackson’s first full-length collection of poetry, Flint and Fire, was selected by award-winning poet, Jericho Brown, for the Hilary Tham Capital Collection prize and will be published in Spring 2019. Explore the low-residency MFA at Converse…

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MFA faculty member Cary Holladay had her newest book, Brides in the Sky, a collection of short stories, accepted for publication with the Ohio University Press. MFA nonfiction grad Cinelle Barnes ‘15 has new work in the current issue of Tayo Literary Magazine. The work is a chapter from her forthcoming book Monsoon Mansion. MFA…
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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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Leslie Pietrzyk

MFA fiction/nonfiction faculty Leslie Pietrzyk’s new novel, Silver Girl, published by Unnamed Press, has been released to rave reviews from prestigious organizations including Kirkus Reviews and Publisher’s Weekly. Learn More! Leslie Pietrzyk Low-residency MFA

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…