Creative Writing at UNT | Department of English

Creative Writing at UNT

Welcome to Creative Writing at the University of North Texas. We offer a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in creative writing, an M.A. in creative writing, and an undergraduate major with a concentration in creative writing. At UNT, we've fostered a thriving literary community enriched by our Visiting Writers Series and by our national journal, American Literary Review.

Corey Marks
Director of Creative Writing
(940) 565-2126

For more details about the application process, please contact the department's Graduate Office:

(940) 565-2273



Pictured (L-R): Kimberly Grey, Daniel Peña, Sarah Perry

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Fall 2022 Events

Join us for a reading with alumni Rebecca Bernard and Kim Garza

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

6:30 p.m.

University Union 382


Rebecca Bernard's debut collection of stories, Our Sister Who Will Not Die, won the 2021 Non/Fiction prize from The Journal and was published by Mad Creek Books (Ohio State) in August 2022. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, Wigleaf, Witness, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in Fiction from the University of North Texas and an MFA from Vanderbilt University. Her work received notable mention in the Best American Short Stories of 2018. She is an Assistant Professor in the English department at Angelo State University and serves as a Fiction Editor for The Boiler.

Website: | Twitter: @rebeccaibernard | IG: @ohheyrebecca | FB:


Kimberly Garza is the author of the novel The Last Karankawas (August 2022, Henry Holt). She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of North Texas, where she earned a Ph.D. in 2019. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Copper Nickel, DIAGRAM, Creative Nonfiction, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. A native Texan--born in Galveston, raised in Uvalde--she is an assistant professor of creative writing and literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio.


Twitter: @kimrgarza



October 26, 2022

Q&A / Reception

6:30 p.m.

University Union 385

October 27, 2022

Reading and Book Signing

8:00 p.m.

University Union 382

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