Master of Arts in Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University


Tony Grooms

Director, MAPW
Professor of English

Contact Information

Office: English Building (EB 27), Room 133
Phone: 470-578-6440
Fax: 470-578-9057


Teaching at Kennesaw State since 1995

Education: MFA 1984 George Mason University

Specializations: Creative writing; The short story; American literature

Courses Regularly Taught: WRIT 3120 Beginning Fiction Writing; WRIT 4120 Advanced Fiction Writing; PRWR 6460 Beginning Fiction Writing; PRWR 7500 Advanced Fiction Writing; ENGL 2120 World Literature

Most Recent Publications:  Trouble No More: Stories. (new edition with foreword and preface) Kennesaw State University Press, Kennesaw, GA. (January 2006). Bombingham: A Novel. Free Press/ Simon and Schuster, NY (October 2001). “Octopus Surprise.” African American Review. Volume 43.1. p. 1


Program Members

Brennen, Terri
Figueiredo, Sergio
Giddens, Elizabeth
Grooms, Tony
Guglielmo, Letizia
Harper, M. Todd
Johnson, David
Levy, Aaron
McGrath, Laura
Niemann, Linda
Odom, Mary Lou
Palmer, Chris
Smith-Sitton, Lara
Sumner, Melanie
Wilson, Ralph