Faculty and Students


The most important element of an education in writing is the quality of the program’s faculty and staff. Students attending the College of Charleston’s MFA Creative Writing program benefit from the wisdom, expertise, and love of the word and its teaching by nationally and internationally acclaimed writers who have long been practicing and professing the art. Faculty include:

In addition, faculty and staff have served in various capacities, from first readers to editors with literary journals such as The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, Epoch, Cimarron Review, Ironhorse Literary Review, Blue Mesa Review, and, of course, Crazyhorse, bringing to our students a deep knowledge of the writing and publishing process.


Our MFA graduate students join us from all across the country: California, Washington, Texas, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Read full bio notes about our writers here.