Creative Writing

Sep 6, 2012

2012 Statewide Short Story Contest Underway

Think you’ve got what it takes to write an award-winning story? Enter the 2012 NC State Short Story Contest, sponsored by the NC State University Creative Writing Program. The annual event, open to all NC residents (some exceptions apply), is one of the largest free literary competitions in the South. The contest has two categories that offer cash prizes and is supported by the Barnhardt Family Fund and other friends of the NC State Creative Writing program.

Aug 29, 2012

Award-winning Sci Fi Writer Returns to Read

Famed science fiction writer and NC State alum Andy Duncan (MA, English '95) returns to campus on September 12, 2012, to read from his work. His former teacher and mentor John Kessel calls Duncan "one of the very best performers of his own fiction -- maybe the very best I have ever heard."

Jul 11, 2012

Student Film Earns International Honors in Hollywood

Creative Writing student Tim Reavis teamed up with two other students to create "The Strong One," a short film about a young boy and his buddy -- a brontosaurus. The filmmakers -- two of whom graduated this spring -- took top honors at the international CampusMovieFest in Hollywood after winning the competition at NC State. Bravo!

May 15, 2012

Poetry Collection Brings Executed Women to Life

In last meals and lost childhoods, CHASS alum Megan Roberts reveals the haunting stories behind the crimes of 16 women executed in the United States. "Matters of Record” is a collection of poems by Roberts, who earned her MFA in Creative Writing from NC State in 2010.

May 1, 2012

Winning Student Filmmakers Head to Hollywood

Creative Writing student Tim Reavis teamed up with two other students to create "The Strong One," a short film about a young boy and his buddy -- a brontosaurus. The filmmakers took top honors at the CampusMovieFest competition at NC State. Next they're taking their film to an international contest in Hollywood. Bravo!

Apr 20, 2012

Fisherwoman Wins American Poets Prize

MFA student Sierra Golden has won the prestigious Academy of American Poets Prize. NC State participates in the annual contest that began in 1955. This year's national contest was judged by poet Kevin Boyle, chair of the Department of English at Elon University.

Apr 10, 2012

Poet Barbara Ras Reads, Announces Contest Winners

Barbara Ras, poet and editorial director of Trinity University Press, is judging the NC State 2012 Poetry Contest. She will read from her own work and congratulate the prize-winning poets at an event on Wednesday, April 11, beginning at 7:30 pm in Caldwell Lounge.

Feb 17, 2012

Nora Shepard: Poet, Teacher, Advocate

Nora Shepard, a poet and alumna of the college’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program, was recently honored at the NC State Alumni Association’s eighth annual Evening of Stars gala as the 2011 CHASS Distinguished Alumna.

Jan 31, 2012

2012 Statewide Poetry Contest Underway

Think you’re a promising poet? Enter the 2012 Statewide Poetry Contest, sponsored by NC State’s Creative Writing Program through the Barnhardt Family Fund. This annual poetry contest, open to all NC residents (some exceptions apply), is one of the largest […]

Nov 5, 2010

CHASS Faculty — John Kessel

John Kessel is a professor of creative writing and American literature. A winner of the Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award, the Locus Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, Kessel has taught at NCSU since 1982, […]