Poetry: Iliana Rocha, Rebecca Gayle Howell (Visiting Poet)
Fiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean, Christopher Hebert, Michael Knight
Nonfiction: Margaret Lazarus Dean
The program offers full funding. All students receive a tuition waiver, stipend, and health insurance for two years.
The program hosts the University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series. Other features include the literary magazine Grist; opportunities to meet with visiting agents and editors; opportunities to conduct community outreach with the Young Writers’ Institute; travel and research funds; and pedagogical training and opportunities to tutor at the university’s writing center.