I earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College in 2005. It was three years of non-stop workshops in screenplay, novel, and short fiction as well as literature classes, teaching pedagogy, and a smattering of other stuff. 2,080 more words
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Trigger warning: references to child abuse.
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For the most part, MFA students who choose to write memoirs are narcissists using the genre as therapy. They want someone to feel sorry for them, and they believe that the supposed candor of their reflective essay excuses its technical faults.
About two days ago, I saw a link to an article called “Thing I Can Say About MFA Writing Programs Now That I No Longer Teach In One,” 3,047 more words
So, I came across this article called, “Things I Can Say About MFA Writing Programs Now That I No Longer Teach in One” by Ryan Boudinot. 604 more words
Earlier today, my FB friends, most of them writers and teachers, had a lively debate over Ryan Boudinot’s post in the Stranger.com: