Students & News


Get to know the students in the Hollins Creative Writing MFA program:
And see below for the latest news about what our MFA colleagues have been up to.

Class of 2016

posted Sep 7, 2014, 7:59 AM by Hollins Mfa   [ updated Sep 19, 2014, 3:16 AM ]

Welcome Class of 2016! 
Front Row (L-R): Ellen Ray, David Cook, Miranda Jenkins, Whitney Watson, Elisabeth Booze, Taylor Kobran, Natasha Oladokun. 
Back Row: William Repass, Anna Caritj, Mallory Jones, Amanda Williams, Michael Good. 

Class of 2015

posted Sep 7, 2014, 7:48 AM by Hollins Mfa   [ updated Sep 7, 2014, 7:54 AM ]

Welcome back, Class of 2015! 
Front Row (L-R) : Holly Haworth, Melanie Huber, Insley Smullen, Elizabeth Caldwell, Kaia Preus, Flannery Lier, Marissa Mazek. 
Back Row: Elise Burke, Martha Park, Andrew Sullivan, April Walker, Joe Manning.  

Molly Jean Bennett '14

posted Apr 9, 2014, 5:21 AM by Hollins Mfa   [ updated Sep 9, 2014, 1:59 PM ]

Our own Molly Jean Bennett has two new poems in Paper Darts magazine. Keep up the good work, Molly Jean!

Our own Molly Jean Bennett '14 has a delicious story in the latest issue of Booth Journal. Way to go, Molly Jean!

Professor Carrie Brown

posted Apr 2, 2014, 6:31 AM by Hollins Mfa

Our own Distinguished Visiting Professor Carrie Brown was interviewed by Sarah McConnell of With Good Reason. They talk about her forthcoming novel The Stargazer's Sister.

Professor Jeanne Larsen

posted Mar 26, 2014, 11:28 AM by Hollins Mfa

Our beloved professor (and benevolent overlord) Jeanne Larsen has a poem in Shenandoah. Keep up the good work, Jeanne! 

Marissa Mazek '15

posted Mar 26, 2014, 11:13 AM by Hollins Mfa   [ updated Sep 18, 2014, 8:14 AM ]

Our own Marissa Mazek has her poem "Samovar" included in the Emma Press Anthology of Homesickness and Exile. For more info, check here. Yay Marissa!

Our own Marissa Mazek has a story in the latest issue of The Rampallian. Another, which received an Honorable Mention in the Glimmer Train Fiction Open, will be published in the forthcoming issue of Watershed Review. Way to go Marissa!

Grant Kittrell '14

posted Dec 18, 2013, 6:54 AM by Hollins Mfa   [ updated Apr 7, 2015, 9:46 AM ]

Grant Kittrell '14 has published two poems over at The Normal School: A Literary Magazine. Check out "Off the Dock" and "Everyone's Pregnant" here.

Grant Kittrell '14 has three poems ( “There’s A Man With A Hemingway Inside,” “Don’t Let The Caterpillar Eat Your Marbles” and “I Am Thinking Of All The Ways I Could Marry Myself,”)  published in Heavy Feather Review's 2015 double-issue, "Vacancies." 

Our own Grant Kittrell has a poem in the latest issue of Magma magazine.  Jolly good, Grant!

Grant's poem "Kettle Number 40" will appear in the Spring 2013 issue of Barely South Review. Way to go, Grant!

Thorpe Moeckel

posted Dec 16, 2013, 7:20 AM by Hollins Mfa

At Length Magazine has published an except of a poem by our beloved faculty member, Thorpe Moeckel. Great work, Thorpe
(Spoiler Alert: this poem contains goats!)

Elise Anderson Burke '15

posted Dec 4, 2013, 7:45 AM by Hollins Mfa   [ updated Mar 11, 2015, 11:25 AM ]

Elise Burke's story "Staircases" can be found at Hayden's Ferry Review!

Elise Burke '15 has a short story published in Heavy Feather Review's 2015 double-issue entitled "Vacancies" 

Elise Burke '15 has a novel excerpt, "Sorry for Crashing Your Party and Possibly Killing Your Horse" in the latest edition of the Indiana Review! Way to go, Elise! 

Elise Burke '15 has been nominated for the 2014 storySouth Million Writers Award! Check out her story "Who Are You Supposed to Be?" below. You rock, Elise!

Our own Elise Anderson Burke '15 has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her story in Swarm Quarterly. Way to go, Elise!

Professor R.H.W. Dillard

posted Nov 5, 2013, 7:13 PM by Hollins Mfa   [ updated Sep 9, 2014, 1:07 PM ]

Our own R.H.W. Dillard has a new book of poetry, NOT IDEAS, out with Factory Hollow Press. Check it out on FHP's website!

Our revered and very own Professor R.H.W. Dillard has a mammoth poem in the latest issue of Blackbird. It's the best epic about monkeys you will read this year. OUK OUK, Richard, Eek eek!

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