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Georgia College
Dr. Martin Lammon

Coordinator of
the MFA Program
Campus Box 44
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Or phone: 478-445-4581
Department of English and Rhetoric


The MFA Program at Georgia College is located in historic downtown Milledgeville.

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Creative Writing Faculty

Available at the Milledgeville Campus

Faculty contact information at the GC Department of English and Rhetoric

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Martin Lammon Creative Writing Program Coordinator

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

Ph.D., M.A., Ohio University

At GC since 1997

Martin Lammon has won awards for both his poetry and creative nonfiction. His collection of poems, "News from Where I Live", won the Arkansas Poetry Award, and his poems and essays have appeared in such journals as "The Gettysburg Review", "Hotel America", "The Iowa Review", "Ploughshares", "Poet Lore", "Poets and Writers", and "The Southern Review". Poems published in "Nimrod" were awarded a Pablo Neruda Prize. His essays about living in Costa Rica have been published in "The Iowa Review" (runner-up for the Iowa Literary Nonfiction award), "Zone 3" (named a “notable essay” in "Best American Essays 2009"), and "The Chattahoochee Review" (winner of the Lamar York Prize for Creative Nonfiction). In 1997, he was named the Fuller E. Callaway endowed Flannery O'Connor Chair in Creative Writing. In 2007, he was selected for GCSU’s Distinguished Professor Award.

Hear Martin Lammon read his poems for the “Poetry@Tech” reading series.








Allen Gee     Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Ph.D., University of Houston; MFA, Iowa Writers Workshop

At GC since 2004

Allen Gee teaches fiction, prose forms, creative writing seminars, and other classes. His essay collection, "My Chinese-America", is forthcoming in March 2015 from SFWP. He is currently working on a novel, "Paul & Julia", and is represented by Gail Hochman. His most recent stories appear in "Ploughshares" and "Juked".  Other work appears or is forthcoming in: "South Loop Review", "Portland Review", "The Common", The "Crab Orchard Review, Lumina", the "Rio Grande Review", "Gulf Coast", the "Concho River Review", the "Newtown Literary Journal", and elsewhere. Gee edits fiction for "Arts & Letters" and has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo and the Texas Commission on the Arts. 

Read a conversation with Allen Gee about his new book of essays, "My Chinese-America", and an excerpt from the book: “A Meditation on Mobility.”

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Laura Newbern Poetry

MFA Warren Wilson College; M.A. English-Creative Writing, New York University

At GC since 2005

Laura Newbern's collection of poems, "Love and the Eye", won the 2010 First Book Award from Kore Press. She’s also received a prestigious Writer's Award from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, which recognizes outstanding emerging women writers and includes a monetary award of $25,000. She teaches poetry workshops, poetics, and other courses. Laura is also the Poetry Editor of "Arts & Letters", a biannual journal of creative writing published by Georgia College. Her poems have been published in such journals as "The Atlantic", "Poetry", "TriQuarterly", and others. Newbern also expresses her creative interests through black and white photography. Learn more at her personal website.

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Peter Selgin Creative Nonfiction, Fiction

MFA, The New School

At GC since 2012


Peter Selgin is the author of Drowning Lessons (University of Georgia Press, 2008), winner of the 2007 Flannery O’Connor Award for Fiction; "Life Goes to the Movies", a novel; and several children’s books. His memoir, "Confessions of a Left-Handed Man: An Artist’s Memoir" (University of Iowa Press, 2011), was short-listed for the 2012 William Saroyan International Prize; the title essay was selected for "Best American Essays 2006". Other honors include the "Missouri Review" Editors’ Prize, a Dana Award for the Essay, and a Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights’ Conference Award for his play, "A God in the House", based on Dr. Kevorkian and his suicide machine. He teaches fiction, creative nonfiction, journal editing and production, and other courses. He is creative nonfiction editor with "Arts & Letters."

Read a Q&A with Peter Selgin about his writing life.

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Alice Friman   Poet-in-residence

Advanced Poetry Studies 

Contributing editor, Arts & Letters, MFA poetry thesis mentor

At GC since 2003


Alice Friman published her tenth collection of poetry, "The View From Saturn", from LSU Press in 2014. Previous books are "Vinculum", "The Book of the Rotten Daughter", "Inverted Fire", and "Zoo", which won the Ezra Pound Poetry Award from Truman State University. Her poems have appeared in "Best American Poetry 2009", "Poetry", "The Georgia Review", "Shenandoah", the "Pushcart Prize Anthology", and many other publications. Professor of English at The University of Indianapolis from 1973 to 1993, she now lives in Milledgeville, where her husband, Bruce Gentry, is the editor of the "Flannery O’Connor Review" (he also works with several MFA students in our program). Listen to the web program Ask Alice in which Friman answers questions about poetry, creative writing, and the writing life in general (archived programs can be found on YouTube.)

Listen to Alice read her poems in "The Cortland Review."

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ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, residential learning communities, study abroad and myriad internships.


Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.


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