MFA in Creative Writing

Dec 4, 2019

How I Think and Do: Storyteller Cadwell Turnbull

Alumnus Cadwell Turnbull (M.A. in English; MFA ’15) is a science fiction and fantasy author. Learn more about his debut novel, "The Lesson," and hear what he values from his time at NC State.

Nov 20, 2019

Margaret Atwood and the Biotechnology of Tomorrow

Renowned author Margaret Atwood's visit to NC State included a group discussion with Humanities and Social Sciences students and faculty.

Sep 16, 2019

Submit Your Stories to the 2019 NC State Fiction Contest

Drawing more than 300 entrants last year, the NC State Fiction Contest is one of the largest free-to-enter writing contests in the South.

Jan 15, 2019

Submit Your Poems to the 2019 NC State Poetry Contest

The annual NC State Poetry Contest is a free literary competition open to all North Carolina residents.

Nov 19, 2018  |  The Atlantic

In the News: Belle Boggs on Michelle Obama’s Fertility Story

In this piece for The Atlantic, Belle Boggs reflects on Michelle Obama's revelation that she became a mom through in vitro fertilization.

Sep 10, 2018

Submit Your Stories to the 2018 NC State Fiction Contest

The NC State Fiction Contest is open to North Carolina residents and is one of the largest free-to-enter writing contests in the South. This year’s guest judge is Brando Skyhorse, author of "The Madonnas of Echo Park" and "Take This Man: A Memoir."

Jun 26, 2018  |  PBS News Hour

Remember the Humanity of Immigrants, This Poet Urges

NC State poet and English professor Eduardo Corral is the son of migrants who crossed into Nogales, Arizona, in the 1970s. Corral says his “gaze, heart and soul” are always attuned to border issues. The PBS News Hour spoke with Corral, who hopes his work "makes the internal lives of immigrants visible, something [that's] forgotten or intentionally omitted in the national conversation."

Mar 5, 2018

‘Art United’ Workshop Coming on March 22

In support of diversity and inclusiveness on campus, NCSU Libraries is partnering with NC State's MFA in Creative Writing program to host “Art United,” a writing and art workshop in spring 2018.

Feb 13, 2018

Submit Your Poems to the 2018 NC State Poetry Contest

The NC State Poetry Contest is one of the largest free-to-enter literary competitions in the South. This year's grand prize is $500.

Jan 2, 2018  |  Washington Post

The Five Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2017

The Washington Post has included NC State professor John Kessel's latest novel — The Moon and the Other — among its top five science fiction picks for 2017.