The faculty varies each semester. Past fiction mentors have included Pearl Abraham, Stephen Amidon, Annie DeWitt, Mia Gallagher, Daphne Kalotay, Bruce Machart, Rick Moody, Michael O’Loughlin, and Anya Yurchshyn.
The program offers no funding. Local students can pursue opportunities to work at the university's tutoring center.
Students attend two six-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.