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Saturday, February 28, 2015

#MFA or No MFA? #Literature Discussion

Not to drop a bomb, or anything, but read this article: "Things I Can Say About MFA Writing Programs Now That I No Longer Teach in One" by Ryan Boudinot. Now, micers: please discuss.


heynonnynonymous said...

Pffftf.....figures. MFAs are redunk.

Marianne said...

If I had not been in a Creative Writing Program, I don't know if I'd be published today. Not necessarily because of what I learnt (though I learnt plenty -- about MYSELF), but because of who I met. When I was admitted to Stanford, I was 23, knew no one in the writing community, was completely isolated -- and here I was in a tough program where I was forced to compete. That's good for the writer's soul, and I'm not being ironic.