Poetry: James Harms, Mary Ann Samyn
Fiction: Mark Brazaitis, Glenn Taylor
Nonfiction: Kevin Oderman, Christa Parravani, Ethel Morgan Smith, Tony Swofford
The program fully funds all students through teaching assistantships.
The program hosts the annual Sturm Writer-in-Residence; the West Virginia Writers' Workshop; and various outreach activities, including writing groups for middle school students and senior citizens.
Kelly Moffett, author of Waiting for a Warm Body to Fill It and If the God of Water Enters Your House, Bow (poetry)
Molly Brodak, Instructions for a Painting and Little Middle of the Night (poetry)
Sara Pritchard, author of Crackpots: a Novel, Lately, and Help Wanted: Female (fiction)
Katie Fallon, author of Cerulean Blues (nonfiction)
Erin Tocknell, author of Confederate Streets (nonfiction)
Maggie Glover, author of How I Went Red (poetry)