Cara Blue Adams

Assistant Professor
Department of English

I teach creative writing at Seton Hall, where I regularly teach Introduction to Creative Writing, Introduction to Fiction, Creative Writing (Fiction), Advanced Fiction, and graduate classes, and am myself a fiction and creative nonfiction writer. My stories appear in Narrative, The Sun, The Missouri Review, The Mississippi Review, Epoch, and The Kenyon Review. My creative nonfiction appears in Boulevard, The Little Magazine in Contemporary America, and Essay Daily. Criticism and interviews have been published by Ploughshares, Tin House's The Open Bar, American Short Fiction, The Southern Review, and The Rumpus. I have received scholarships and fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and I serve on the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference admissions board. I was recently featured in a New York Times article about the Lighthouse Works residency program, where I was a 2015 fellow, and contributed in 2016 to an "Ah! Moment" piece in Poets & Writers.

Beyond creative writing, my research interests include contemporary American literature, global literature, immigration, and hybrid forms. I am presently completing a short story collection and a novel.