Our Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department has attracted an industry-active faculty that offers a diverse range of perspectives and expertise.

Meet Your Graduate Program Director

  • Kimberly McLarin
    Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)
    Professor and Graduate Program Director

    Your Graduate Program Director, Kimberly McLarin, will serve as your primary faculty advisor, guiding you on course selection to ensure that you will achieve your learning objectives and satisfy the program requirements. You will also receive program and department news from your program director along with any on- and off-campus opportunities that might be of interest to you.

    Kim McLarin is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: Taming It Down, Meeting of The Waters, and Jump At The Sun, all published by William Morrow. Jump at the Sun was chosen as a 2007 Fiction Honor Book by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. It was also nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award and chosen by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association as a 2007 Fiction Honor Book. She is also the author of the memoir Divorce Dog: Men, Motherhood and Midlife and the co-author of Growing Up X by Ilyasah Shabazz.

    Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, Glamour, the Washington Post, The Root, Slate, The Morning News, The New England Review, The Sewanee Review, and many other publications. She is a former staff writer for the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Associated Press. She is a frequent speaker and lecturer and appears as a regular panelist on Basic Black, Boston’s historic weekly television program devoted to African-American themes produced by WGBH-TV in Boston.

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