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Students in the Creative Writing concentration work with faculty members who are published authors that view teaching as a way to foster new writers. Small class sizes  allow faculty members to provide each student with individualized instruction, specialized feedback, and a tailored capstone curriculum.


Erin Pushman
Professor of English, Director of the Writing Center and AWE Program

Professor Pushman's creative nonfiction has been published in a number of nationally and internationally recognized journals and magazines, including The Gettysburg Review, Cold Mountain Review, Segue, Confrontation, and Breast Feeding Today, among others.  Her plays have been produced on stages around the southeast and have appeared in several literary and monolog anthologies. She teaches creative writing, tutoring practicum, and freshman writing courses. Selections from her recent work can be found at the links below.

Sugar Creek:

Revolving Glass:

Feeding Lucille:

Up North:

Intercourse, Recall:


Alex Richardson
Professor of English

Dr. Richardson's poetry has been published in a variety of literary journals including Rattle, Barrow Street, Free Lunch, The Southeast Review, POEM, and dozens of others, and in the anthologies, A Millennial Sampler of South Carolina Poetry and The Southern Poetry Anthology. His book, Porch Night on Walnut Street, was published by Plainview Press. In 2009, he was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar award, through which he taught courses in American culture at the University of Madeira, Portugal. He teaches creative writing, literature, film, and composition courses, and serves as the Chair of the Department of English and Communications. Additional information can be found at the links below.

"Porch Night On Walnut Street" - Paperback on Amazon
"Alex Richardson's first collection is a 'treasure chest of magical balms' and micrometamorphoses-full of delights" article: "Diapers, dogs and jazz - oh my!"