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
Sumner, Melanie
Wilson, Ralph