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Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Richmond, Kentucky
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Derek Nikitas
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Julie Hensley, Young Smith
Fiction: Julie Hensley, Nancy Jensen, R. Dean Johnson, Maureen McHugh, Derek Nikitas
Nonfiction: Nancy Jensen, R. Dean Johnson

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

One graduate assistantship offered each year.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features a winter residency in Lexington, Kentucky, and a summer residency in Lisbon, Portugal. Students participate in online workshops throughout the rest of the year. Opportunities are available for cross-genre study.

Completed applications are due at least three weeks prior to the scheduled beginning of any semester. However, students applying to begin during a Summer Residency should submit their applications by March 31 of the same year.


Tasha Cotter, Libby Falk Jones, Deana Nantz, Christopher Rowe

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