Congratulations to MFA Alumna Cinelle Barnes ’15, who received a contract with Curtis Brown Agency in New York City following receipt of her MFA in Creative Writing.

For Matt Burrell, Converse College’s low-residency MFA program has allowed him to pursue a master’s degree while working on a fictionalized account of his deployment in Iraq. “It’s gone from being a small program no one outside of the state had heard of to a program that attracts students from across the United States.” Burrell,…
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In the Garden of Stone by Converse professor Susan Tekulve received a gold medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards – known as the IPPYs – as the best novel published in the South by an independent press in 2014. The annual awards are open to members of the independent publishing industry worldwide who publish in…
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Converse College’s MFA program and Hub City Press announced a new collaborative venture, the C. Michael Curtis Publishing Fellowship, during the MFA program’s January residency session on the Converse campus. The fellowship provides opportunity for MFA students to work directly with Hub City Press in all areas of publishing and editing, including manuscript review, manuscript…
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Only a few minutes with Converse College MFA graduate Sonja Coppenbarger will make you wonder whether you’ve stepped back a few centuries. She’s a bassoonist – raise your hands if you’ve ever met one of those – and she’s just had her first novel published. Yes, she really is a Renaissance person. While working as…
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Washington Monthly has released its annual ranking of colleges based on “their contribution to the public good,” with Converse as the #3 Master’s University in the nation. The magazine, which hit newsstands Aug. 27, praises Converse in its lead story, noting, “Converse College, an economically diverse all-female liberal arts college in South Carolina, is our…
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Each January, Converse welcomes a distinguished guest writer to serve on the faculty for a month-long residency. This year, Anita Skeen of Michigan State University, author of five volumes of poetry and director of the Creative Arts Program at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico for 32 years, returns for her second appointment as the Sara…
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"After decades as a journalist, I enrolled in the Converse Low Residency MFA program to study fiction. Caring and talented mentors and exceptional faculty members have given me a whole new way of thinking about writing. The program made me a better writer, not only in fiction but also in journalism. I am much more...
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