Note: This blog entry talks primarily about a creative thesis. Dear MFA Student, Congratulations on getting in/your impending graduation! It’s been a long application process/one to three years of study. No matter where you are on your magical journey of poverty and eye exhaustion from reading assignments, I am going to tell you all about… Continue reading Concerning Your Creative Thesis …
Author: J.R. Dawson
Attending ICFA Three Months Before Graduation
This weekend, I attended ICFA for the first time. So I suffer from Impostor Syndrome, and I swore all of my interactions were going to go like this: But actually, because everyone is so cool and we writers are all nerdy masochists who love our art, it ended up like this: I got… Continue reading Attending ICFA Three Months Before Graduation
Advice from the Final Semester
"Let me tell you what I wish I'd known ..." - Lin-Manuel Miranda I have one more semester before I am released into the wild again. So for those of you who haven't started your program yet, this is for you. When I started, I thought I wasn't good. I was not as good… Continue reading Advice from the Final Semester
The Best and Worst Things About Being an MFA Student in 2015
It's the end of the year, and that means time for lists! By this time next year, I will have graduated my MFA program. By this time six months from now, I will have just graduated. This time last year, I'd only been in the program for six months. So this means that 2015 was… Continue reading The Best and Worst Things About Being an MFA Student in 2015
What is a Low-Residency MFA?
Image: Siebuhr This is a topic I've wanted to write about since I was given the chance to contribute to this blog. Most of the narratives you hear about an MFA are narratives stemmed in full residency programs. When I was applying for schools, there were some negative comments that were spouted out about low-residencies,… Continue reading What is a Low-Residency MFA?