Headshot of Clint McCown

Clint McCown

Director of the MFA
(804) 827-8315
Hibbs Hall 315


BA, MA Wake Forest University
MFA Indiana University

Research/Teaching Focus

Creative writing (fiction, screenwriting), southern fiction, contemporary fiction, Scottish fiction, literary journalism

Recent/Selected Publications

Haints (novel).  Moorhead, MN: New Rivers P, 2012.

Dead Languages (poems). Tallahassee: Anhinga, 2008.

The Weatherman (novel). Minneapolis: Graywolf, 2004.

War Memorials (novel). Minneapolis: Graywolf, 2000.

The Member-Guest (novel). New York: Doubleday, 1995.


Faculty photo by Patrick Scott Vickers – 2014

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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