Three finalists teach in Regis’ MFA in creative writing program

March 16, 2018

Three faculty in Regis University’s Mile High Master of Fine Arts, a two-year, low-residency creative writing program, are finalists for this year’s Colorado Book Awards. The annual awards celebrate the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, illustrators and photographers.  

The three Regis faculty members, their respective works and the category are:

  • Mario Acevedo, editor of “Blood Business: Crime Stories from this World and Beyond,” anthology
  • David Hicks, author of “White Plains,” literary fiction
  • Helen Thorpe, author of “The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom,” creative nonfiction

Finalists will read from their selected works at BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St., Denver, from Friday, April 6, through Friday, May 4. For more information, visit:

Regis’ MFA, the only MFA program in Denver, is a two-year terminal degree that provides students with one-on-one instruction in fiction (literary, young-adult or fantasy), creative nonfiction, writing for performance, poetry, or the graphic novel, along with theory and craft lessons, workshops, seminars, and readings by accomplished authors. The low-residency format offers the flexibility of working from home without sacrificing academic rigor. For more information, visit

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University, one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit