Creative Writing

Mar 18, 2014

NC Literary Festival: Treats Galore for Lit Lovers

Make plans now to attend the NC Literary Festival April 3 - 6 in and around the Hunt Library on NC State's Centennial Campus. Hear your favorite authors from across the university and across the country read from their work. Discuss genres ranging from poetry to cooking, fiction and science fiction. Take a workshop in bookmaking, comics or pop-up books. Fun for all ages. And it's free!

Apr 25, 2013


Students, faculty, and staff filled the patio outside Caldwell Hall for CHASS Fest — a multidisciplinary celebration organized by the Dean's Office, the CHASS Council, and CHASS students.

Mar 28, 2013

Exploring the Magic of ‘Life After Life’

After a 17 year hiatus, storytelling virtuoso Jill McCorkle has published her sixth novel, “Life After Life.” McCorkle, a professor in NC State’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, says that the novel was "a long time coming."

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.

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.