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Xhenet Aliu wins 2020 Townsend Prize for fiction

June 4, 2020

Greensboro MFA faculty Xhenet Aliu has won this year’s Townsend Prize for her novel, Brass. The Townsend Prize for Fiction is the state of Georgia’s oldest and most prestigious literary award, awarded biennially by the Georgia Center for the Book …

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Camille Dungy, UNCG poetry alum, named University Distinguished Professor

May 8, 2020

Congratulations to UNC Greensboro alumna Camille T. Dungy for being named Colorado State University Distinguished Professor! “Camille Dungy, an award-winning poet, Guggenheim Fellow and faculty member in the Department of English, has been named a University Distinguished Professor. “Her record …

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Greensboro alum Kelly Link featured on BBC Radio’s Fantastic Journeys

January 30, 2020

Listen to “The Faery Handbag” by UNC Greensboro alumna Kelly Link over on BBC Radio 4: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hlb0h?fbclid=IwAR0IeQGjuZHQ6-z9m4GrklrIhYFpFEE0SwJQwixgTmpGxaQ76qrTT_JielU

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New Greensboro Review issue, with features on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily

December 7, 2019

We’re so pleased that the new issue of The Greensboro Review, #106, is now out in the world! And what better way to launch the fall issue than with features on both Poetry Daily and Verse Daily—including MFA alum Wesley …

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MFA professor and alumna receive NC Arts Council Fellowships

November 21, 2019

Two of this year’s NC Arts Council Fellowships were awarded to members of our UNCG creative writing community: Emilia Phillips, poetry faculty member, and MFA Writing Program alumna Jennie Malboeuf. Phillips plans to use the grant to fund experiential research …

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Poetry Professor Stuart Dischell profiled in UNCG Research Magazine

September 25, 2019

UNCG’s 2018 Senior Research Excellence Award winner Stuart Dischell (poetry faculty in the MFA Writing Program) profiled in UNCG Research Magazine: https://researchmagazine.uncg.edu/fall-2019/standing-on-z/

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Greensboro welcomes Xhenet Aliu!

August 22, 2019

The MFA Writing Program at UNCG is delighted to welcome Xhenet Aliu as the newest member of our creative writing faculty. Aliu will give a reading on Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. in the UNCG Faculty Center. Xhenet Aliu’s …

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Audiobook column: parents in all their complicated forms

June 11, 2019

In his latest audiobook column for Literary Hub, James Tate Hill, Greensboro MFA alum, recommends five new (and very different) audiobooks about parents and parenthood: https://lithub.com/5-audiobooks-with-complicated-parent-child-relationships/

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Doua Thao wins 100th Annual O. Henry Prize

May 22, 2019

Doua Thao, a graduate of the Greensboro MFA and former editor of The Greensboro Review, has received the 2019 O. Henry prize for short fiction in recognition of “Flowers for America” (published in Fiction). Congratulations to Doua for this great …

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Greensboro Bound Literary Festival is nearly upon us

May 15, 2019

The second annual Greensboro Bound Literary Festival begins May 17, with the MFA Writing Program at Greensboro very well-represented in this year’s festivities, including Xhenet Aliu, Jamey Bradbury, Fred Chappell, Marianne Gingher, Jen Julian, Michael Parker, Jim Whiteside, and Leslie …

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