MFA English Program

University of Mississippi

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Visiting Writers

Visiting Writers 2018-2019 Visiting Writers 2017-2018 November 15: Adrian Matejka at the Depot – 6p.m.  Click HERE for more information. February 13: Jonathan Lethem – time and location TBA April 4: Ross Gay – time and location TBA April 22: Camille Dungy – time and location TBA      


Poetry Reading

Poets Maggie Smith and Catherine Pierce, September 19, 2017, 7-8 pm, The Depot  


UM Summer Poet in Residence, Rose McLarney, will read at Off Square Books on June 29th, at 5:30 p.m.

McLarney will be on campus through July 15 teaching undergraduate classes and working with emerging writers in the Department of English’s Master of Fine Arts program. She also will give a reading at Off Square Books at 5:30 p.m. June 29. A book signing at 5 p.m. will precede the free event.  For more information, click […]


Rose McLarney Selected as 2017 Summer Poet in Residence

Rose McLarney has published two collections of poems, Its Day Being Gone (Penguin Books, 2014)—winner of the National Poetry Series–and The Always Broken Plates of Mountains (Four Way Books, 2012).  Rose has been awarded fellowships by the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, and Warren Wilson College; was most recently the 2016 Dartmouth […]


It is with great joy that we announce the 2017-2018 Grisham Writer-in-Residence: Catherine Lacey!

Catherine Lacey is the author of NOBODY IS EVER MISSING, a winner of a 2016 Whiting Award and a finalist for the NYPL’s Young Lions Fiction Award. It has been translated or is forthcoming in French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch & German.  She has won fellowships and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the […]


Garth Greenwell

Catherine Lacey, 2017-2018 John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writer in Residence and author of *Nobody is Ever Missing.*


The Conversation comes to Oxford on Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th

The Conversation Literary Festival comes to Oxford. Second year MFA student Aziza Barnes is co-directing this inaugural southern literary festival featuring some of the country’s most celebrated African American writers. The Conversation comes to Oxford on Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th.  Please click here for more details about the festival.      


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Melissa Ginsburg

Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing
M.F.A., University of Iowa
Teaches Creative Writing courses in poetry and fiction as well as poetry and American literature courses
Office: C218 Bondurant Hall | mginsburg at olemiss.edu


Aimee Nezhukumatathil

John and Reneé Grisham Visiting Writer in Residence
M.F.A., Ohio State University
Office: W111 Bondurant Hall | 662-915-6510 | acnezhuk at olemiss.edu