MFA BLAST: Recent Publications and Accolades

Alumni and faculty from West Virginia Wesleyan’s MFA program are seeing quite a bit of coverage in various publications recently. We share a few of those now and send out a heartfelt congratulations to all! 

Lara Lillibridge (Nonfiction ’15) recently had a piece published online in the Washington PostWhy we need to break the silence around domestic violence in LGBTQ families

A poem by Jeremy Bryant (Nonfiction ’17) appears in The New Verse NewsIvanka in Jerusalem.

Faculty member Mesha Maren (Fiction) has a piece in Crazyhorse (Somewhere South of Wichita), and her debut novel, Sugar Run, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books in January 2019.

To round out this roundup, WVWC MFA Program Director Jessie van Eerden recently had a piece published in Blackbird: What I Want Your Voice to Do.

Additionally, van Eerden’s book The Long Weeping was named the winner of the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the essay category


To read even more about what WVWC MFA alumni, faculty, and current students are up to, check out our Spring 2018 News. As a reminder, the WVWC MFA summer residency begins soon, and several evening readings during that residency are free and open to the public. Some of the writers listed above will be reading their work during this time. View our last post for more details. We hope to see you there!