Crystal Wilkinson, Andrew Milward, Julia Johnson, Frank X Walker, Gurney Norman, Erik Reece, Hannah Pittard, DaMaris Hill, Janet Eldred.
This program is fully funded and offers eight teaching assistantships annually. They are typically awarded to four fiction writers and four poets. Each TAship includes a stipend of approximately $15,900, full tuition remission, and student health insurance.
Admitted MFA students are additionally eligible to apply for University-wide fellowships offered through the Graduate School.
The program hosts a writer in residence, and in addition to a visiting writers series, the program also offers summer reading stipends and opportunities for summer writing residencies at cabins in Tennessee and Virginia, exclusively available to current and graduated students.