Sybil Baker is the author of three books of fiction, Into This World (Foreword INDIE Book of the Year Finalist, Eric Hofer Honorable Mention), Talismans, and The Life Plan and one book of nonfiction, Immigration Essays.

She is a 2012 and 2014 MakeWork grantee and received a Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist’s Fellowship for 2017. Her short stories, novels, and essays focus on borders, expatriates, refugees, and immigrants. In 2015 she was a Visiting Professor at Middle Eastern Technical University in North Cyprus. A UC Foundation Associate Professor of English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga she is also on faculty at the Yale Writers’ Conference. She is a bimonthly contributor to Late Last Night Books, an online magazine about writing. Her novel While You Were Gone will be published in early 2018.

Ira Sukrungruang

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/fiction]; International MFA; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Madeleine Thien

Faculty, International MFA

Robin Hemley

Faculty, International MFA

Mark Polizzotti

Faculty, International MFA

Xu Xi

Faculty Co-Director, International MFA

James Scudamore

Faculty, International MFA