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 2017–2018 will be Catherine Lacey.
The program offers full funding through Grisham Fellowships, teaching assistantships, or fellowships.
There is no application fee for the first stage of the application process. There is no need to apply for admission to the Graduate School unless informed to move onto stage two, where there is a $50 application fee.
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