The faculty of the Creative Writing Program represent a diverse range of writing and teaching styles and interests and are actively working in various genres, including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, writing for children and young adults, and screenwriting.

Faculty members have received numerous awards and honors. A small selection of these includes the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Fiction, the FC2 National Fiction Competition, the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize, the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Ezra Jack Keats Award, the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, the Katherine Nason Bakeless Prize for Fiction, and the Rattle Poetry Prize, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Sewanee Writers Conference, and the Illinois Arts Council.


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