Louisville. It’s the city that gave us Muhammad Ali. And Pee Wee Reese, the baseball Hall of Famer who opened his arms to Jackie Robinson. My Morning Jacket. Bonnie Prince Billy. Jennifer Lawrence. And solo ocean rower Tori Murden McClure, who crossed the Atlantic and returned home to work for compassion as Spalding University’s president. (She’s a proud Spalding MFA alum, by the way.) It’s where Thomas Merton had his famous epiphany. Centrally located and hailed as one of America’s most livable cities, Louisville is home to Actors Theatre of Louisville, Festival of Faiths, Forecastle Music Festival, the Urban Bourbon Trail, Churchill Downs, and much more. At the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing, students engage with Louisville’s thriving downtown arts scene, stay in a four-star hotel, and study with publishing, prize-winning faculty who hail from all over—from New York to L.A., from Minneapolis to Austin, from Louisville to small-town Kentucky.