Author

Ellen Ann Fentress

Writer

Ellen Ann Fentress is a writer, filmmaker and teacher in Jackson, Mississippi. Her essays have been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Oxford American and Bitter Southerner. She heads The Academy Stories online project and produced the documentary film “Eyes on Mississippi” about iconic civil rights journalist Bill Minor. She teaches in the Mississippi University for Women creative writing MFA program. Follow her @ea_fentress 

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The Louisville Institute offers grant and fellowship programs to bridge the church and the academy and enrich the life of the church in North America. Applications are now open for six programs in 2025:

  • Pastoral Study Project 
  • Grant for Researchers 
  • First Book Grant for Scholars of Color 
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 
  • Dissertation Fellowship 
  • Doctoral Fellowship
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