January 2017

Carter’s Credo: Meet the Bluegrass Writers’ Studio Newest Faculty Member

(by Leslie Scheuler)

Anyone who has been in a graduate program knows that some professors are outstanding in terms of their accomplishments and contributions to the field while others are particularly memorable for the amount of time and energy they invest in their teaching.

Carter Sickles, the newest faculty member of the Bluegrass Writers Studio (BGWS), is one of those instructors who embodies both aspects—writer and teacher—with thoughtfulness and a quiet intensity.

Being new to the BGWS myself, I was fortunate to take Carter’s class this past semester, "Topics in Creative Writing: Introduction to MFA Graduate Studies." We had the opportunity to talk about his teaching as well as his creative work during a recent interview.

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