Poetry: Suzanne Cleary, Denise Duhamel, Albert Goldbarth, Rick Mulkey, Richard Tillinghast
Fiction: Marlin Barton, C. Michael Curtis, Tommy Hays (YA fiction), Cary Holladay, Robert Olmstead, Leslie Pietrzyk, Susan Tekulve
Nonfiction: C. Michael Curtis, Jim Minick, Susan Tekulve, Richard Tillinghast, Dan Wakefield
The program offers partial funding through partial work scholarships for first-year students and a limited number of graduate 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.
The application deadline is October 1 for the January residency and February 15 for the June residency.