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 inclusivise community with their diversity of experience. 

Distinguished Visiting Writers for 2019-2020

Creative Nonfiction: Chris Feliciano Arnold, Christine Lee, and Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Fiction: Ingrid Rojas Contreras and Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Poetry: Cyrus Cassells

Visiting Editors:

Creative Nonfiction: Ethan Nosowsky (Graywolf Press)
Fiction: Daniel Gumbiner (The Believer)
Poetry: Elaina Ellis (Copper Canyon Press)