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ART 550 at LIU Post - Class Blog - Fall 2015

Welcome  Students!

Our first class begins on Tuesday 9/8/15 at 5 PM in Humanities room 117.

This blog is an ongoing continuation for both current students, as well as recently graduated students who have taken this course. 56 more words


MFA Residency: Barry Lopez

“Story is an antidote to the entropic disintegration of the human spirit.” Barry Lopez

After twenty years of avoidance, I’ve finally taken the plunge and gone back to school.

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Porscha Coleman Introduction (New England College '17)

Image: Germán Poo-Caamaño

I have started this blog more times than I can count; each time starting at a different integral point in my writing life and trying to figure out how best to work backwards or forwards through her story to get us to where I am now. 960 more words


A Writer's Life?

For a long time, I didn’t even call myself a writer. The title stank too much of the flannel-wearing, cigarette-smoking hipster who spent days holed up in a smoke-filled apartment, ignoring food and non-alcoholic beverages in favor of frenzied typing, churning out something that no one would understand anyway.  417 more words


Emylisa Warrick Introduction (University of South Carolina ’18)

When I applied to graduate school, I thought I wouldn’t get in. I thought I would apply, receive my rejections, and continue the life that I was living. 1,167 more words


Lydia Mulligan Introduction (Eastern Washington University ’17)

Image: Carolyn Jewel

I fell in love with writing at a young age. I read voraciously in the crook of this one plum tree in our backyard. 1,087 more words


Jumping the Chasm: An LCT Student's Foray into Creative Writing

“Feel the fear and do it anyway.” Susan Jeffers forged an entire career from those seven simple words. For some people, the catchphrase might serve as inspiration to tackle a major athletic feat, such as running a marathon or completing an ironman-distance triathlon. 813 more words