Poets: Cathy Smith Bowers, Morri Creech, Sally Keith, Nick Lantz, James McKean, Jon Pineda, Robert Polito, and Claudia Rankine. Fiction writers: Pinckney Benedict, Jonathan Dee, Myla Goldberg, Zachary Lazar, Fred Leebron, Kevin Moffett, Naeem Murr, Jenny Offill, Patricia Powell, Steven Rinehart, Elissa Schappell, Dana Spiotta, and Ashley Warlick. Nonfiction writers: Emily Fox Gordon, Natalie Kusz, Suzannah Lessard, and Peter Stitt.
Students who are accepted in more than one genre have the opportunity to change their genre focus on a semester basis. Concentrations are available in Writing for Stage & Screen. In addition, Charlotte-based students may choose to study abroad in one of the program's Latin American locations.
Students may choose to gain editorial experience by working with Qu Magazine. An alumni program is also available, which introduces graduates with agents and editors.