Creative Writing Department News

University Recognized as 2018-19 Christian College of Distinction

COD 2018For the eighth consecutive year, Belhaven University was named a 2018-19 Christian College of Distinction. ... | Read Full Article

School of the Arts on Display for Discover Day

Arts Discover Day 2018Arts Discover Day on November 9 will give potential students a look into what makes Belhaven the premier Christian arts university. ... | Read Full Article

Registration Open for Spring 2019 Semester

Spring Registration 2018Traditional students can register the week of October 22-26 and plan their 2019 Spring Semester at Belhaven University. ... | Read Full Article

U.S. News and World Report Names Belhaven Best Value 2019

U.S. News and World Report Name Belhaven Best Value 2019U.S. News and World Report awarded Belhaven the prestigious title of 2019 Best Value for Regional Universities. ... | Read Full Article

October Discover Day Planned for High Schoolers

Discover Day October 2018The University’s next Discover Day of the semester is October 19, 2018. ... | Read Full Article

Fiction Writer Brings Stories to Belhaven

Michael KardosBelhaven’s Creative Writing Department will host fiction writer Michael Kardos for a reading of his published works, October 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theatre. ... | Read Full Article

U.S. News Honors Belhaven with Best Regional University Award

U.S. News Best Regional 2018U.S. News & World Report released their 2019 Best Colleges list and awarded Belhaven University a top ranking for best regional university in the South. ... | Read Full Article

Mississippi’s Most Selective College is Belhaven

Most Selective 2018 Belhaven University is Mississippi’s Most Selective College according to Business Insider. ... | Read Full Article

The Arts Come Alive this Semester at Belhaven

Arts Ablaze Fall 2018The arts are thriving at Belhaven University, and this semester will feature some of the best productions, concerts and exhibitions, happening right in the heart of Jackson. ... | Read Full Article

Eight New Professors Begin First Semester at Belhaven

New Faculty 2018Belhaven welcomed eight new professors to the University. These top professors come from a variety of backgrounds and have a wealth of knowledge ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Releases New Issue of Tartan Magazine

Belhaven Tartan 2018The newest issue of the Belhaven University Tartan Magazine is now available in a digital format. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Creative Writers Earn Awards, Opportunities

creative writing news 2018Faculty, students, and alumni from Belhaven’s Creative Writing Department are earning awards, opportunities, and staying active in the creative writing community. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Honored Among National Colleges of Distinction

2018-2019 College of DistinctionBelhaven was awarded the title 2018-2019 College of Distinction for its continued dedication to quality higher education. ... | Read Full Article

2018 Welcome Week to Launch New Semester at Belhaven

Welcome Week 2018Belhaven’s Welcome Week is August 24, 2018, and will kick-off the semester for new freshmen and transfer students with a week packed full of exciting events. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Transfer Orientation Day to Welcome Students

transfer orientation 2018New transfer students will prepare for their first semester during Belhaven’s Transfer Orientation Day on June 4, 2018. ... | Read Full Article

Creative Writing Majors To Showcase Best Works

Creative Writing Majors To Showcase Best WorksCreative writing students will showcase their works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and scripts for screen and stage during the Best of Belhaven’s Writers on Thursday, April 12. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven To Host High School Juniors

Junior Day 2018High school juniors and their parents are invited to Belhaven University’s Junior Day on Friday, April 13, 2018. ... | Read Full Article

Student Awarded First Place in Playwriting Competition

Makenzie MitchellMackenzie Mitchell, a double major in theatre and creative writing, won the Mississippi Theatre Association’s 2018 Adult Playwriting Competition Award. ... | Read Full Article

High School Students Discover Belhaven College Life

Discover Day 2018The University’s next Discover Day of the semester is March 2, 2018. This special day is set aside for interested high school students who will get an inside look into college life at Belhaven. ... | Read Full Article

Poet Catherine Pierce To Give Insight on Writing

Catherine Pierce The Belhaven Creative Writing Department will host poet Catherine Pierce for a reading of her published works, February 26 at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Center Theatre. ... | Read Full Article

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Honors Author, Belhaven Alum With Top Award

Angie Thomas Young Alumni Award 2018The CCCU selected Angie Thomas ‘11, Belhaven University alum and author of the bestseller The Hate U Give, as the 2018 CCCU Young Alumni Award winner. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Earns Two Awards for Christian Higher Education

Two Christian Higher Education Awards Earned by BelhavenBelhaven University was honored with two notable awards for its dedication to Christian higher education. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Named National, State College of Distinction

college of distinction 2017-18By demonstrating continued dedication to quality educational practices, Belhaven University has been named a national and state 2017-2018 College of Distinction. ... | Read Full Article

Students Explore the Arts at Upcoming Discover Day

arts discover day 2017 fall Arts Discover Day is for potential students who want an introduction into Belhaven's thriving School of the Arts. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Named One of America’s 100 Best College Buys

Belhaven Named One of 100 Best College Buys in AmericaBelhaven University is one of only a 100 universities in the country to receive the distinction of America’s 100 Best College Buys. ... | Read Full Article

Student Reading Series Features Best Writers

best of belhaven writersBelhaven Creative Writing students will showcase their works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and scripts for screen and stage during the Best of Belhaven’s Writers on October 19, 2017. ... | Read Full Article

Distinguished Novelist Visits Belhaven for Writer Series

Michael Farris SmithThe Belhaven English Department will host novelist Michael Farris Smith for a reading of his published works and works in progress on September 25, 5:00 p.m. ... | Read Full Article

Students Recognized for Special Achievements

Students Recognized for Special AchievementsOn May 12, the annual Belhaven Baccalaureate Service celebrated the special achievements of graduating seniors. ... | Read Full Article

Reading Event Highlights Best Creative Works by Students

bestofcreativewriting2017Creative writing students will showcase their works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and scripts for screen and stage during the Best of Belhaven’s Writers on March 24. ... | Read Full Article

Poet William Wright Shares Love of Writing

Poet William Wright Shares Love of WritingWilliam Wright, author of eight poetry collections and editor of eight anthologies of contemporary southern poetry, is scheduled to give a poetry reading on March 6, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theatre. ... | Read Full Article

The Brogue Spotlights Fine Arts at Belhaven

The Brogue 2016The 2016 issue of The Brogue is now available online. ... | Read Full Article

Acclaimed Author Shares Writing Tips with Students

Acclaimed Author Shares Writing Tips with StudentsThe Belhaven English Department has invited novelist Michael Farris Smith to the University for a reading of his latest book, Rivers and Desperation Road, on March 2, 4:15 p.m. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Arts Come Alive This Semester

Arts Ablaze Spring 2017The arts are thriving at Belhaven University, and this semester will feature some of the best productions, concerts and exhibitions, happening right in the heart of Jackson. ... | Read Full Article

Discover Day Features Arts Programs at Belhaven

Arts Discover Day 2016Arts Discover Day is for potential students who want an introduction into Belhaven's thriving School of the Arts. ... | Read Full Article

Poet and Novelist Share Writings, Insight with Students

David and Ashley Mace HavirdPoets David and Ashley Mace Havird will be visiting the Belhaven campus on Monday, September 26. ... | Read Full Article

Concerts, Exhibitions, Productions Happening this Semester

Arts Ablaze Fall 2016The arts are thriving at Belhaven University, and this semester will feature some of the best productions, concerts and exhibitions happening right in the heart of Jackson. ... | Read Full Article

Randall to Pen in Poetry Marathon

Dr. Randall SmithCreative Writing Chair Dr. Randall Smith will write one new poem a day during the month of February to benefit the Tupelo Press, a nonprofit literary press. ... | Read Full Article

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Arts Discover Day 2015Arts Discover Day on November 13 is for potential students who want an introduction into Belhaven's thriving School of the Arts. ... | Read Full Article

Dr. Smith Receives Mississippi Humanities Teacher Award

Dr. Randy SmithDr. Randall Smith, Chair of the Creative Writing Department, received the 2015 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher Award. This prestigious award recognizes the contribution of humanities faculty. ... | Read Full Article

Arts Ablaze Fall 2015

Arts Ablaze Fall 2015The arts are thriving at Belhaven University, and this season for Arts Ablaze is one of the most anticipated.  Throughout the year, some of the best productions, concerts, and exhibitions are happening right in the heart of Jackson. ... | Read Full Article

Alumnae To Study Medieval English at University of St. Andrews

Describe Image HereBelhaven alumnae Lindsay Gill '14 will be pursuing a Master of Literature in Medieval English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious centers for ... | Read Full Article

The 2014 Issue of The Brogue is Now Available

Describe Image HereThe 2014 issue of The Brogue is now available online. This annual fine arts journal from the Belhaven Creative Writing Department features a wide sampling of the arts.  ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Creative Writing Hosts Poet Adie Smith

Describe Image HereThe Creative Writing Department will host writer, poet and alum Adie Smith (‘11) on Thursday, February 19, 5 p.m. in the Student Center Theatre. Smith will read from works in progress and ... | Read Full Article

Arts Discover Day 2014

Desribe Image HereArts Discover Day on November 14 will give future students a sneak peek into Belhaven University's thriving School of the Arts. This day is an important step for students deciding on a career in the arts  ... | Read Full Article

Creative Writing Department Hosts Tony Woodlief

Belhaven University's Creative Writing Department will host writer Tony Woodlief for a reading tonight from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater.  Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to attend this free event. ... | Read Full Article

Advance Registration: October 27 - 31

Before you know it Belhaven’s 2015 Spring Semester will be here. Advance Registration will be held October 27 - 31 and will help you plan your spring, summer or fall 2015 semester at Belhaven University. ... | Read Full Article

Graduate School and Majors Fair

Belhaven’s annual Graduate School Fair on Thursday, October 23, is an opportunity for students to learn more and connect with graduate programs. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Named College of Distinction

Desribe Image HereBelhaven University was honored for the fifth consecutive year as a College of Distinction. The 2014-2015 College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor  ... | Read Full Article

Elizabeth Spencer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Creative Writing Image Thumbnail Elizabeth Spencer (’42), a revered Southern author and Belhaven alumna, won the Rea Award for lifetime achievement in short fiction along with $30,000. The 92-year-old Spencer is still writing and was honored ... | Read Full Article

Creative Writing Students Win First-Place Awards

Creative Writing Image ThumbnailTwo students from the Belhaven Creative Writing Department won first-place in this year’s Southern Literary Festival at the University of Mississippi on March 27-31. Jill Cromwell took ... | Read Full Article

2014 Belhaven University Honors Convocation

Creative Writing Image Thumbnail The Belhaven University Honors Convocation awarded some of the highest academic honors to the year's top performing students on April 15, 2014 at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Advance Registration for May and Summer Classes

Creative Writing Image ThumbnailA new academic term is quickly approaching and that means advance registration for May and summer classes will open on the week of March 24-28. Get an early start on planning your next term ... | Read Full Article

2014 Belhaven University Career Fair

Creative Writing Image ThumbnailThe 2014 Belhaven Career Fair is this Thursday, February 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Center. This career fair draws top employers in the Jackson area and statewide ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Named One of 33 Schools in the Nation Accredited in Four Arts

Creative Writing Image ThumbnailBelhaven University is one of only 33 institutions in the nation accredited in all four areas of the arts - visual art, music, theater, and dance. ... | Read Full Article

2014 Belhaven Career Boot Camp

Creative Writing Image ThumbnailCareer Services is hosting its annual Belhaven Career Boot Camp for our traditional students on February 13 in the Student Center. This year’s boot camp will host ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Welcomes Poet Catherine Pierce

Creative Writing Image Thumbnail The Belhaven Creative Writing Department will welcome poet Catherine Pierce on campus January 27, 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. Pierce is the author of three books of poetry ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Awarded America’s 100 Best College Buys Title

Creative Writing Image Thumbnail Belhaven University is one of only a 100 universities in the country that received the distinction of America’s 100 Best College Buys. This is the eleventh consecutive year Belhaven was recognized for its ... | Read Full Article

Arts Discover Day 2013

Creative Writing Image ThumbnailArts Discover Day on November 15 is for potential students who want an introduction into Belhaven University's thriving School of the Arts. Sign up to get a full access pass and to learn more about the arts at Belhaven: ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Ranked A Top Regional University in the South

U.S. News & World Report ranked Belhaven University a top regional university in the South on the 2014 Best Colleges list. Dr. Roger Parrott, President of Belhaven University, said, “We are ... | Read Full Article

Graduate School Fair and Majors Fair 2013

Creative Writing Image Thumbnail Belhaven’s annual Graduate School Fair on Thursday, October 24 is an opportunity for students to learn more and connect with graduate programs. The Majors Fair is the newest addition ... | Read Full Article

Poet Julie Kane To Visit Belhaven

Creative Writing Image ThumbnailPoet Julie Kane will be visiting our campus on Monday, October 7 and will read some of her works as well as share her insight with students from Belhaven’s Creative Writing Department ... | Read Full Article

Arts Ablaze 2013-2014

Creative Writing Image Thumbnail The arts are thriving at Belhaven University and every year our students and faculty showcase their talents in plays, dances, music, poetry, gallery exhibits and more. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven University Named a College of Distinction

Creative Writing Image ThumbnailFor a fourth year, Belhaven University was honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Honors Convocation 2013

Creative Writing Image Thumbnail Belhaven University's Honors Convocation awarded some of the highest academic honors to the year's top performing students on April 9, 2013 at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. ... | Read Full Article

Foncree Receives Mississippi Humanities Teacher Award

Mrs. Rose Mary Foncree, Associate Professor of English, is the 2012 winner of the Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher Award. This award recognizes the contribution of humanities faculty at each ... | Read Full Article

Arts Discover Day 2012

Creative Writing Image ThumbnailArts Discover Day is October 26 and will give future students a sneak peek into Belhaven University's thriving School of the Arts. Learn more about the arts and get a full access pass ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Welcomes Award-Winning Poet, Sandra Beasley

Creative Writing Image ThumbnailThe Creative Writing Department will host its ninth season of literary readings and workshops by professional writers. Sandra Beasley, an award-winning poet, is this years’ distinguished guest. ... | Read Full Article

Arts Ablaze 2012-2013

Creative Writing Image Thumbnail This year will be another exciting year in the arts at Belhaven University and the Arts Ablaze Calendar has a complete listing of the many art events and show you where and when they are happening. ... | Read Full Article

Belhaven Records Highest Enrollment in Its History

Creative Writing Image ThumbnailBelhaven University’s fall enrollment shattered all previous records with a total of 3,725 students across all seven campuses. This is an increase of 433 students over last year, and a one-year jump over 13%. ... | Read Full Article

Honors Convocation Award Winners

Creative Writing Image Thumbnail Belhaven University's Annual Honors Convocation awarded some of the highest academic honors to the year's top performing students on April 10. ... | Read Full Article