So here I am. Three months after graduating from an MFA program in Creative Writing. What am I doing with my life? What are my hopes and dreams? What am I wearing?...Wait, what? Why are you asking what I’m wearing? If any of you read my last post some, oh, seven months ago, you’ll know… Continue reading Epilogue: Three Months After the MFA
This is a fun game. Right now it may not feel like a fun game, but I’m calling it that, as six months from now, I’ll be able to look back at this post, at this moment when I have no idea what’s going to happen in my future, and I’ll be able to say… Continue reading What Should I Do After the MFA? The Employment Edition
I wish this post didn’t need to be written, but unfortunately, it’s a tumultuous time with regard to the future of funding for graduate students, including those pursuing an MFA. As many of you know, earlier this week, Republicans in the House passed a comprehensive tax bill, and last night, Republicans in the Senate passed… Continue reading The Tax Bill and Graduate Students: What We Know as of December 2, 2017
I'm planning to write a reflective post at the end of this semester on what it's been like to be a third-year MFA student. (Busy! More details to come!) In the meantime, I wanted to address something that's been on my mind. To be clear, I don't know of any fully-funded MFA's that include an… Continue reading Being in a Fully Funded MFA Is Not the Same as Earning a Living Wage
On Father’s Day, a former creative writing professor of mine from college (let’s call him B) wrote a long and eloquent post about his thankfulness not only for his father but also for a dear mentor of his. This mentor had been B’s professor when he was an undergraduate many years ago. He had given… Continue reading What Is a Mentor, Exactly?