This one-day seminar will examine the value of MFA programs, the differences between low-residency and traditional MFA programs, and alternatives to the MFA. The seminar will include two panels focusing on MFAs and alternatives.
The first panel – which will consist of directors of local MFA and MA programs – will meet from 10 am to 12 noon. The second, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., will consist of individuals who’ll relate their particular journeys as writers and the role the MFA played, or did not play, in the process. We’ll have a 1-hour break for lunch in-between the two panels and a wine and cheese reception for informal mingling and networking after the second panel.
This seminar is for anybody who is:
curious about an MFA program
already in a program
considering other intensive writing workshops
seeking to maintain focus in a stimulating environment after having completed an MFA.
Panelists include Michael Collier, David Everett, David Keplinger, Eugenia Kim, Tim Denevi, Barbara Klein Moss, Jenny Moore, and Amber Withycombe.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM