Sorry I have been so MIA, but school is starting in a couple days and I had to get myself organized etcetera. (Oh how I long for the days when all I had to do to get ready was put together my outfit!)
I thought it might be helpful for me to post some advice for people who are starting their MFA programs. So here are some Dos and Don'ts.
A mainstay of the MFA program is the workshop. Sometimes called the "Iowa Method", the workshop is basically a group critique led by the professor. One person submits her work and the class reads it in advance and then spends an hour or so critiquing it. During the process the person whose work is being discussed must remain silent.
Okay, on with the show.
(to explain the graphic. I put "writing workshop" into flickr and this photo popped up. I laughed aloud, so I decided to post it.)