MFA in Creative Writing Faculty

The MFA program is directed under the guidance of acclaimed poet Brian Turner. If you are interested in adding your voice to the discussion, and if you are intrigued by the possibility of working with teachers and peers who are passionate about the art they love, then please contact us—we look forward to meeting you.

Program Chair

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Brian Turner MFA Program Chair

Poetry, Nonfiction

Website: www.brianturner.org

Faculty

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Cara Blue Adams Creative Writing Editor

Editing, Fiction

Website: www.carablue.com/

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Ben Barnhart Creative Writing Editor

Editing


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Benjamin Busch Creative Writing Faculty

Creative Nonfiction


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Daniel Chacón Creative Writing Faculty

Fiction

Website: www.danielchacon.net/

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Jennine Capó Crucet Creative Writing Faculty

Fiction

Website: jennine-crucet.squarespace.com

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Gabriel Fried Creative Writing Faculty

Editing, Poetry


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Roxane Gay MFA Creative Writing Faculty

Nonfiction

Website: Roxane Gay

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Kelle Groom Creative Writing Faculty – Distinguished Writer-in-Residence (2012-2013)

Nonfiction, Poetry

Phone: 775-831-1314 x7538Website: http://www.kellegroom.comWebsite: I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Facebook)

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Nathalie Handal Creative Writing Faculty

Poetry

Website: http://www.nathaliehandal.com

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Alan Heathcock Creative Writing Faculty

Fiction

Website: alanheathcock.com

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Tim Hernandez Creative Writing Faculty

Poetry, Fiction, Performance Art

Website: timzhernandez.com

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Lee Herrick Creative Writing Faculty

Poetry

Website: www.leeherrick.com

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Patrick Hicks Creative Writing Faculty

Fiction, Poetry

Website: www.patrickhicks.org

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Randa Jarrar Creative Writing Faculty

Fiction

Website: randajarrar.com/

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Christian Kiefer Creative Writing Faculty

Fiction, Poetry, Music

Website: www.xiankiefer.com/

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Robert King Associate Professor, Honors Program Director

Phone: 775-831-1314 x7493

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Paul Lisicky Creative Writing Faculty

Nonfiction, Fiction

Website: http://www.paullisicky.net/

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Rebecca Makkai Creative Writing Faculty

Fiction

Website: rebeccamakkai.com/

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Mike McCormack Creative Writing Editor

Fiction


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Laura McCullough Creative Writing Mentor

Poetry, Creative Non-fiction, Short Fiction

Website: www.lauramccullough.org

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Joanne Meschery Creative Writing Faculty

Fiction


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Peter Mountford Creative Writing Faculty

Fiction

Website: petermountford.com

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April Ossmann Creative Writing Editor

Editing

Website: http://www.aprilossmann.com/

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Gailmarie Pahmeier Creative Writing Faculty

Poetry


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Suzanne Roberts Creative Writing Faculty – Distinguished Writer-in-Residence (2011-2012)

Nonfiction, Poetry

Phone: 775-831-1314 x7538Website: www.suzanneroberts.net

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June Saraceno English Program Chair, Professor

Poetry

Phone: 775-831-1314 x7514Website: www.junesaraceno.com

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Patricia Smith Creative Writing Faculty – Distinguished Writer in Residence (2013 – 2014)

Poetry, Spoken Word

Website: http://www.wordwoman.ws

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Laura Wetherington Instructor

Poetry

Website: http://www.laurawetherington.com

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Steven Woodward Creative Writing Editor

Editing

Website: http://snwoodward.wordpress.com

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