Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Richmond, KY
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Robert D. Johnson
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Julie Hensley, Young Smith
Fiction: Julie Hensley, Nancy Jensen, Robert D. Johnson, Carter Sickels
Nonfiction: Nancy Jensen, Robert D. Johnson

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

One graduate assistantship offered each year.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features a summer residency in Lexington, Kentucky, and a domestic summer residency in Richmond, Kentucky, beginning in the summer of 2017. 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. Students applying to begin during a summer residency, however, should submit their applications by March 31 of the same year.


Tasha Cotter, Russell Helms, Libby Falk Jones, Deana Nantz, Christopher Rowe, Brian Tucker