Poetry: Suzanne Cleary, Denise Duhamel, Rick Mulkey, Richard Tillinghast
Fiction: Marlin Barton, C. Michael Curtis, Tommy Hays (YA fiction), Cary Holladay, Robert Olmstead, Sheila O’Connor (YA Fiction) Leslie Pietrzyk, Susan Tekulve
Nonfiction: C. Michael Curtis, Jim Minick, Susan Tekulve, Richard Tillinghast
The program offers funding through partial merit scholarships for first-year students and a limited number of graduate teaching assistantships for second-year students.
Students attend two nine-day residencies each year, in January and June, at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
The program also offers degrees in young adult fiction and environmental writing, and hosts a reading series, one-on-one manuscript consultations with editors and agents, and panels on publishing, editing, and freelance writing. Students also have the option to minor in a second genre by taking another full semester of classes.
The application deadline is October 1 for the January residency and March 1 for the June residency.