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Josh Eure at home in his hometown of Hertford, North Carolina.

Feb 20, 2023

New World Order

Josh Eure, once a high-school dropout with no direction in life, took an unlikely path to NC State, where he earned an MFA in creative writing and critical acclaim for his science fiction. Learn how he made peace with the past and what he plans for the future. 

Rafeeat Aliyu and Meghan Tanaka sit beside each other on a bench on campus and discuss creative writing.

Sep 28, 2021

‘Community Matters Here’: Inside NC State’s Creative Writing MFA Program

NC State's MFA in Creative Writing program is devoted to tangible creative output and is informed by a mixture of classroom instruction, peer support and faculty mentorship. 

A view of the Belltower in spring as seen through an arch of bricks.

Feb 1, 2021

Celebrating Black Alumni

Meet six extraordinary Black alumni from across the decades who found their place at NC State — and in the world. 

Poet Gerald Barrax sits at his desk.

Dec 12, 2019

‘The Job of a Poet Is to Tell the Truth’: Remembering Gerald Barrax

Former students and colleagues share their impressions of Gerald Barrax, a retired emeritus professor of creative writing, who died Dec. 7. 

Margaret Atwood

Nov 18, 2019

Margaret Atwood and the Biotechnology of Tomorrow

Renowned author Margaret Atwood visited NC State to discuss fiction's role in the future of biotechnology and genetic engineering. 

Oct 12, 2016

Many Paths to Making Family

Award-winning author Belle Boggs, a professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' creative writing program, recently published The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine and Motherhood about the journeys that she and others have traveled from infertility to family building. 

Feb 12, 2015

Consider the Poem

Amateur poets, sharpen your writing skills and enter this year's NC State poetry contest, one of the largest competitions of its kind in the South. There's money in that meter, with the winner earning $500 and the top undergraduate entry earning $100. 

Apr 3, 2014

Poet Li-Young Lee Reads April 10

Critically acclaimed poet Li-Young Lee comes to campus next week to read from his award-winning poetry as part of the Owens-Walters Reading Series sponsored by NC State’s Creative Writing Program. 

Mar 31, 2014

5 Questions With Therese Fowler

New York Times best-selling author Therese Fowler talks about the risks she’s taken in her writing career and how it feels to teach where she used to be a student. Fowler is a featured author at this week's North Carolina Literary Festival. 

Sep 13, 2012

Enter Our Statewide Short Story Contest

Are you a writer with a potentially award-winning story? Then enter your idea in the 2012 NC State Short Story Contest, sponsored by the Creative Writing Program. 

Aug 30, 2012

Award-Winning CHASS Alumnus Hosts Science Fiction Reading

Andy Duncan, alumnus from the graduate creative writing program, has gone on to win multiple awards including the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best science fiction story of the year. Come hear Duncan read at the Studio Theatre in Thompson Hall on Sept. 12. 

Feb 2, 2012

Time to Get Poetic

Think you have a way with words? Compete in the 2012 Statewide Poetry Contest to win bragging rights and a $500 first prize. 

Oct 3, 2011

Write and Win

Got a story to tell? Enter it in the creative writing program’s statewide short story contest. 

Sep 28, 2011

Encouraging Words

How do you find up-and-coming writers who will make North Carolina proud? NC State’s creative writing program flushes them out with contests and cash prizes. 

Jun 23, 2011

Creating Magic

NC State students turned fantasy into reality in the finals of the Disney ImagiNations competition. See how they did it.