Magazine Articles Tagged With MFA programs

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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Academic Alternatives: The DIY MFA

by Michael Bourne

The Practical Writer

Posted 8.20.14

Michael Bourne

From Julia Fierro’s Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop in Brooklyn to Edan Lepucki’s Writing Workshops Los Angeles, writers across the country are launching their own community-based workshops as a viable alternative to the traditional writing path.

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MFA Programs

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 8.20.14

Staff

Detailed information on 135 full- and low-residency graduate programs in creative writing.

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Apple Settles E-book Suit, Jhumpa Lahiri Joins Princeton Faculty, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.17.14

South Carolina governor okays penalty for LGBT literature; Los Angeles seeks new poet laureate; the effects of the Internet on the novel; and other news.

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A Look Inside the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, George Packer on Amazon, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.11.14

Amazon’s editorial director offers a bevy of love stories for Valentine’s Day; Open Road will acquire digital publisher E-Reads; Eric Bennett details his time at the venerable Iowa Writers’ Workshop; and other news.

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Ten Best Debut Novels of 2013, Rick Riordan on Getting Published, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.10.13

Jason Diamond picks his ten favorite debut novels of 2013; Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selected Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings as its latest pick; best-selling author Rick Riordan shares his thoughts on getting published; and other news.

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A Crapshoot You Can Bet On: The Psychology of Applying to MFA Programs

by Benjamin Hedin

Special Section

Posted 9.1.13

Benjamin Hedin

If you are applying to MFA programs this fall, what should you believe once e-mails and phone calls informing you of your fate start rolling in? Can the decision be dismissed as having nothing incontroverible to say about your promise as a writer, or is it in fact an accurate assessment of ability? The answer, it turns out, is both.

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From Corporate to Creative: Leaving a Career to Pursue an MFA

by Laura Maylene Walter

Special Section

Posted 9.1.13

Laura Maylene Walter

A survey of writers, including the author herself, who left established careers to earn an MFA in creative writing.

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