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Bluegrass Writers Studio

Contact Information

Bluegrass Writers StudioEastern Kentucky University / Mattox 101
521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, KY 40475

P: 859-622-3156
E: [email protected]

Degree Type


Application Deadline

Fall: August 1; Spring: December 1; Summer: March 1 (for international summer res); May 1 (for domestic summer res)


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A writers’ community without the commute. Bluegrass Writers Studio (BGWS) is a low-residency MFA in creative writing program with concentrations in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Students work with award-winning core faculty, visiting writers, agents, editors, and with audio software we provide, each other. At BGWS, you get the community of a residency program with the convenience of a low-res program:

-Live, online workshops
-Residencies in Lisbon, Portugal and the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky
-Editing opportunities (in person or remote) with national print magazine, Jelly Bucket
-Cross-genre study
-Rolling admission with fall, spring, and summer deadlines
-Grants available for international study

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