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University of Mississippi, Oxford

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Oxford, Mississippi
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 5, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Blair Hobbs
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Beth Ann Fennelly, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Melissa Ginsburg, Derrick Harriell
Fiction: Matthew Bondurant, Tom Franklin, Kiese Laymon, Chris Offutt

The Grisham Writer in Residence for 2015–2016 will be poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students through Grisham Fellowships, teaching assistantships, or fellowships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writers Series, the Oxford Conference on the Book, and a student-run reading series.


Greg Brownderville, Danielle Sellers, Alex Taylor, Milton O'Neal Walsh Jr., Caroline Randall Williams

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