Program description: A writer’s community without the commute. Bluegrass Writers Studio is the only low-res program that features live, online workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. During the academic year, students get extensive feedback from core faculty, as well as their peers, and take non-synchronous literature courses such as Forms of Poetry, From Page to Screen, Short Story Masters, The Literature of War, and Writing Across Genres. Students also have the opportunity to gain editing experience working online with our nationally-distributed print journal, Jelly Bucket. And every July, students attend a domestic residency in Richmond, KY or an international residency in Lisbon, Portugal where they meet and work with award-winning writers, agents, editors, and other professionals. The program culminates with a book-length thesis that candidates complete under the direction of a core faculty member.