Faculty & Staff

The SMC MFA Creative Writing faculty are award-winning writers, poets, and committed teachers who offer decades of experience mentoring emerging writers. 

Each year the MFA program invites Visiting Writers to work with our MFA students. These groundbreaking writers add to the program's inclusive community with their diversity of experience. 

Distinguished Visiting Writers for 2020-2021

Creative Nonfiction: Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, and Ismail Muhammad
Fiction: Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, and Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Poetry: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo and Ada Limón

English 405 faculty: Jane Gregory (Poetry), Chris Feliciano Arnold (Creative Nonfiction)

Visiting Editors:

Creative Nonfiction: Nicole Chung, Catapult 
Fiction: Jennifer Maritza McCauley, Pleiades
Poetry: Aria Aber, Boaat