John and Renée Grisham Writers in Residence are emerging writers selected on the strength of their writing and provided with lovely housing in walking distance of campus. They teach one class each semester and are provided ample writing time.
They have no official duties but frequently become involved in our close-knit MFA community. There is no application for Grisham Writers in Residence; they are selected by internal nomination only. Several Grisham Writers have joined the tenured faculty at the University of Mississippi after their year of residence.