Our award-winning MFA faculty are accomplished memoirists, journalists, food and travel writers, editors, and publishers with a wealth of real-world expertise. Their books, short stories, and essays have won prestigious awards and recognition including the Pushcart Prize, Best American Spiritual Writing Award, New York Times Editor’s Choice, New England Book Award, Paul Bowles Award for Short Fiction, New England Associated Press News Award, Steinbeck Award, Frank O’Connor Award, Hennessy Award for New Irish Writing, PEN/New England Discovery Prize in Nonfiction, M.F.K. Fisher Award, Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers program, IndieNext and Book Sense lists, and many more. Publications that have featured their work include The New York Times, Boston Globe, Creative Nonfiction, Yankee Magazine, Harvard Review, Saveur, Washington Post, Tin House, Ploughshares, The Paris Review, Bellevue Literary Review, O: the Oprah Magazine, and The Republican, among many others.
What distinguishes our faculty, in addition to their literary achievements, is a shared dedication to teaching. Our instructors have years of experience working with promising writers to help take their work to the next level. They are caring mentors who not only know what good writing is but know what it takes to get there. To see individual bios of our MFA faculty, visit our faculty directory.