BFA in Creative Writing

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Sally Deen

Sally Deen, 2023

BFA Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction, minor in Film & Media Studies

Hometown: Dumfries, VA

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Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson, 2023

BFA in Creative Writing

Faculty members describe this student as "a terrific writer and an extraordinary student—ambitious in his own fiction writing and thoughtful and generous in his feedback to others. He brings great energy to the classroom."

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Shellie Kalinsky

Shellie Kalinsky, 2021

BFA, Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction

Shelley A Marshall Fiction Contest runner up named by professors as not only an "excellent writer," but also "supportive classmate," and "ambitious and determined."

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John Cummings

John Cummings, 2020

Working with Online Journal Inspires BFA Poet

For poet John Cummings, getting engaged with Poetry Daily has allowed him to help build bridges between poets, publishers, and readers in ways he never imagined. John is part of the effort by faculty and creative writing students to turn the respected 23-year-old online journal, the administration and publication of which trnasition to Mason in 2019, into a robust platform for poetry in the 21st century.

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Andrew Joseph White

Andrew Joseph White, 2019

Debut Novel, Hell Followed With Us, Forthcoming from BFA Alum

Fiction writer Andrew Joseph White talks about the way the Mason BFA and MFA programs offered productive space for his novel to grow and how writes to build relationships, understand struggles, and offer others solace, hope, and acknowledgement.

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Whitney Olson

Whitney Olson, 2018

BFA Alumna Now Pursuing MFA in Poetry at Warren Wilson

Poet Whitney Olson talks about her experience in the BFA program at Mason and how that has prepared her to pursue the craft of poetry in graduate school. Her study is currently focused on C.D Wright, Elizabeth Bishop, Audre Lorde, and a lineage of gay girl poets.

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