Magazine Articles Tagged With MFA programs

AWP Under Fire, Ferrante Fever, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.27.15

The turmoil behind Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman; on marriage, writing, and Clarice Lispector; the total weirdness of the book tour; and other news.

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MFA Nation 2016: A Compendium of Graduate Programs in Creative Writing

by Dana Isokawa

Online Exclusive

Online Only, posted 8.19.15

Start your MFA research with this comprehensive guide to more than 170 full- and low-residency programs in creative writing, expanded and updated for 2016. Each listing includes detailed information such as core faculty, special features, funding, tuition, application fees, and deadlines. The free PDF also includes a regional index, a cost-of-living comparision, and a handy Application Tracker to keep track of your applications.

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Hong Kong MFA Program Closes

by Joanna Scutts

News and Trends

Posted 8.19.15

September/October 2015

Last month, the City University of Hong Kong’s highly respected MFA writing program abruptly shut down. Joanna Scutts investigates the program’s sudden closure, which has prompted protests and political speculations from students and faculty around the world.

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Degrees of Diversity: Talking Race and the MFA

by Sonya Larson

Special Section

Posted 8.19.15

September/October 2015

Warren Wilson College’s low-residency MFA program—the first low-residency program in the country—is taking strides to address questions of diversity, having started a conversation among faculty and students about the intersection of race, culture, and craft in the MFA landscape. 

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The Way of the Workshop

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 8.19.15

Kevin Larimer

Not all MFA workshops are created equal. Eight writers and teachers describe their individual approaches to workshop and the culture of the classroom, revealing a range of aesthetic and pedagogical principles that reaffirm the value of writers coming together to share their work and learn from one another. 

 

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The Mature MFA: Going Back to School as an Older Student

by Shannon Reed

Special Section

Posted 8.19.15

Shannon Reed

Shannon Reed’s friends didn’t quite understand her decision to go back to school at the age of thirty-eight to earn an MFA. For writers thinking about returning to school as an older student, Reed provides a primer for what to expect, soliciting sage advice from several writers who made the same decision.

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A Distinguished Degree: Eight Elements of Unique MFA Programs

by Dana Isokawa

Special Section

Posted 8.19.15

Dana Isokawa

From programs with a social justice focus to editorial training and degrees in translation, many MFA programs feature unique elements beyond the traditional workshop model. Here, we round up eight programs across the country that offer something a little different.

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The Reading Habits of Millennials, the Competitive Job Market for Creative Writers, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.10.14

Barnes & Noble narrows losses; the world’s top-earning authors; the dangers of reading; and other news.

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A Writer’s Comeback: How I Built My Own Literary Scene and Saved Myself

by Julia Fierro

Online Exclusive

Online Only, posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

Founder of the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop in Brooklyn, New York, Julia Fierro discusses how creating her own workshop program—and in doing so, building her own community of writers—allowed her to rediscover her own voice.

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After the MFA: Fantasy, Reality, and Lessons Learned

by Erika Dreifus

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Online Only, posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

A writer compares what she thought would happen after receiving her MFA with what actually happened, and offers a few practical lessons to writers who may be considering, or who have recently completed, a graduate writing program.

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