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Distinguished Visiting Writers Series

Each year, the MFA faculty invites authors and editors to Greensboro for our Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, which features virtual and on-campus readings, workshops, and master classes. Guests have included poet laureates and winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Hemingway Award, among others.


The Greensboro Review

Publishing the best fiction and poetry—regardless of theme, subject, or style
We work closely with authors and believe that their writing is what makes the journal. The Review staff takes great pride in the personal side of literary magazine publishing, from that first acceptance phone call to the many careful hours spent on each manuscript. With each new issue, our editors focus their time and energy on the stories and poems within the covers, all the while following a “plain and dignified” design that reaches back to the 1966 inaugural Greensboro Review.


MFA Enrichment Fund

The Enrichment Fund is a general fund that has some latitude in its usage. With this fund the MFA/Creative Writing Program can sponsor student travel, awards, and host events such as visiting speakers and receptions.

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Fred Chappell Creative Writing Fellowship Endowment Fund

Established in 2000 to honor Fred Chappell, award winning Faculty member for 26 years, former Poet Laureate of North Carolina, and author of over 30 books.  This fellowship is intended to provide the support needed to free students from teaching and other service, allowing time and creative freedom to produce their best work.

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Jackson-Loving-Gibson Endowed Fund

Grave Evelyn Loving Gibson, Class of 1940, established this fund. It provides awards to students majoring in English who are talented writers and desire to pursue careers in writing. The Creative Writing faculty of the English Department chooses recipients.

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Randall Jarrell Creative Writing Scholarship Fund

Established in 1971 to honor Randall Jarrell, poet, critic, and for nineteen years a faculty member of the UNCG Department of English.  This scholarship is awarded annually to one or two students (either incoming or continuing) of the MFA Program. The selection is based on merit and academic promise, and the recipients are selected by the Department head and MFA Faculty.

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Nancy and David McAllister Master of Fine Arts Scholarship in Creative Writing

Awarded to students enrolled full time in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

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Jim Clark Graduate Fund in Creative Writing

Established in 2015, the Jim Clark Graduate Fund honors long-time MFA Director, Jim Clark. This award is used to support the MFA program through scholarships, graduate student travel, conference, Special events, or any other efforts that enhance the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.  Recipients are selected by the Program Director in consultation with the MFA Faculty.

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Kathy W. Phipps Graduate Award Fund

Awarded based on financial need to talented students pursuing a graduate degree within the Creative Writing Program.

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Amon Liner Poetry Award

Established in 1976 by Dr. E.D. Shackelford this award is given annually to a student-poet who has had a poem selected for print by The Greensboro Review.

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Doris Betts Creative Writing Fund

Established by University Alum Dr. Doris Betts, this fund can be awarded to prospective students who are committed to careers in creative writing. Students who are candidates for admission to the graduate program in Creative Writing may apply for assistance from the Doris Betts Creative Writing Graduate Award Fund.

Matthew E. Russ And Ann Fitzmaurice-Russ Scholarship

Awarded to undergraduate students majoring Psychology, Sociology, and Jazz Studies in the Music School, and to graduate students in the Creative Writing Program in the English Department. Scholarship will rotate among these departments, so that each department makes awards once every four years.

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Wendy and Joe Pan Greensboro Review Endowment Fund

This fund was established exists so that students interested in the literary arts might be granted the opportunity to join The Greensboro Review as interns, and perhaps like Joe Pan cultivate their love for the written word into futures as writers, editors, educators, and readers.

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Louis Jefferson Towne Graduate Award for the MFA in Creative Writing

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