The faculty varies each semester. Past fiction mentors have included Stephen Amidon, Mia Gallagher, Michael O’Loughlin, Daphne Kalotay, and Bruce Machart.
The program offers no funding. Local students can pursue opportunities to work at the university's tutoring center.
Students attend two five-day residencies each year. The summer residency is held in July on the Western New England University campus in Springfield, Massachusetts; the winter residency is held in January and takes place either in the Berkshires or Dublin.
The 2018 winter residency will be held in Dublin.