SJ Sindu teaches in VCU’s MFA in Creative Writing program and has published several books. (Max Schlickenmeyer, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU author SJ Sindu explores isolation and artistry in short story collection ‘The Goth House Experiment’

Oct. 31, 2023

Creative writing professor, who spent more than a decade on the project, offers insight into the process and the intersection of real life and fiction.

A new initiative at VCU called the College-to-Career Blueprint program is working to make career-readiness a part of the conversations students and their professors are having as soon as they set foot on campus. (Getty Images)

Career readiness for students is the goal for VCU’s new College-to-Career Blueprint

Oct. 6, 2023

The program, launched this year in collaboration with nine departments in the College of Humanities and Sciences, will make career conversations, experiential learning and internships a more seamless part of students’ experience.

Jessica Hendry Nelson, an assistant professor in the English department at VCU, believes "we can be more deliberate about how we grieve." (Contributed photo)

In ‘Joy Rides Through the Tunnel of Grief,’ VCU author Jessica Hendry Nelson tackles loss and growth

Sept. 27, 2023

English professor’s memoir is a series of linked essays that came together over a decade.

Kevin Powers, who has published a book of poetry and three novels, enjoys “the room that fiction gives me to explore.” (Contributed photo)

VCU alum Kevin Powers takes on murder mystery in new book ‘A Line in the Sand’

Sept. 20, 2023

The National Book Award finalist, who earned an English degree in 2008, reflects on his writing journey, the legacy of war and advice for VCU writers.

A headshot of David Golumbia: 1963-2023

Community mourns the passing of colleague and friend, David Golumbia

Sept. 19, 2023

In Remembrance: David Golumbia (1963-2023)

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Fall 2023 Incoming MA Class

Aug. 16, 2023

Please welcome our Fall 2023 incoming MA Class . . .

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Incoming Fall 2023 MFA Class

Aug. 16, 2023

Please welcome Our Incoming Fall 2023 MFA Class...

Corey Van Landingham, author of the poetry collection, "Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens," will give a reading from her work on Oct. 18 at VCU. (Contributed photo.)

Corey Van Landingham wins 26th annual Levis Reading Prize for ‘Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens’

Aug. 7, 2023

Corey Van Landingham has won the 2023 Levis Reading Prize for her poetry collection “Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens.”

Catherine Ingrassia, Ph.D., has been named dean of VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences, (Contributed photo).

Catherine Ingrassia named dean of VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences

Aug. 4, 2023

Ingrassia, a professor of English and interim dean of the college, begins her term as dean today.

Tess Gunty’s novel, “The Rabbit Hutch,” is set in a dilapidated Midwestern apartment complex over the course of one formidably hot July week in Vacca Vale, Indiana. (Contributed photo)