I might as well chime in on the Real Deal debate. In response to all the chatter going on in Seattle right now:
Does it boil down to “to MFA or to not?” or does this go deeper? 2,429 more words
Or: Not Really Anything About Boudinot and Instead About What He Didn’t Say
Ryan Boudinot’s recent essay in The Stranger, “Things I Can Say About MFA Writing Programs Now That I No Longer Teach in One,” 1,077 more words
I am an MFA dropout.
I’d been a journalism major by default—rejected from the undergraduate creative writing program—and minored in an interdisciplinary human rights program in which I was given the freedom to use the tools of longform, literary, and immersion journalism to complete my thesis. 1,529 more words