Poets: Beth Ann Fennelly, Ann Fisher-Wirth, and Derrick Harriell. Fiction writers: Matthew Bondurant, Tom Franklin, and Chris Offutt. The Grisham Writer in Residence for 2015–2016 will be fiction writer Kiese Laymon.
Grisham Fellowships, Graduate Instructorships, Honors Fellowships, Scholarships, Prizes
All students are fully funded.
The program hosts the John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writers Series, the Oxford Conference on the Book, and a student-run reading series. Other features include the student-run literary journal Yalobusha Review.
Greg Brownderville, Danielle Sellers, Alex Taylor, Milton O'Neal Walsh, Jr.