CMA Writer-in-Residence Ray McManus

"I’m excited to be working in this capacity with the CMA. So much of my relationship with the museum was forged by the literary programs held here in the past. I’m looking forward to reshaping older programs and creating new ones."


McManus earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry and his doctorate in rhetoric and composition from the University of South Carolina. An associate professor of English at the University of South Carolina in Sumter, McManus teaches creative writing, Irish literature, and Southern literature and has won numerous awards for teaching and scholarship on southern and Irish culture. Learn more.

"Poet Ray McManus"


Meet Ray McManus

Writer-in-Residence Ray McManus shares his poetry and his goals for literary programs at the CMA.