Items Tagged With MFA programs

A Lifetime to Write: Warren Wilson and the Origins of the Low-Residency MFA

by Jeremiah Chamberlin

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Posted 8.17.16

Jeremiah Chamberlin

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the country's oldest low-residency MFA program in creative writing, established by poet Ellen Bryant Voigt in 1976 at Goddard College before relocating to Warren Wilson College in 1981. Contributing editor Jeremiah Chamberlin explores the program’s history and legendary faculty, and how it has served as a model for other low-residency programs across the country.

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Industrious After Wisdom: Thoughts on the MFA as a Student and Teacher

by Jim Minick

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Posted 8.17.16

Jim Minick

Writer and teacher Jim Minick recalls his unique experiences as a student in one MFA program while teaching in another, and offers ideas about what an ideal full- and low-residency program might include.

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Making the Road by Walking: From Brooklyn to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Back

by Naomi Jackson

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Posted 8.17.16

Naomi Jackson

A novelist revisits the challenges of attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop as a person of color, and explores the importance of inclusion, community, and home.

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The Aha! Moment: Kate Daniels of the MFA Program at Vanderbilt University

by Michael Bourne

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Posted 8.17.16

Michael Bourne

As part of a continuing series, poet Kate Daniels, director of the MFA program at Vanderbilt University, discusses the potential she saw in poetry applicant Tiana Clark’s admissions essay.

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