Image: "Labyrinth of Light" by ItzaFineDay As October comes to a wet and chilly end here in Missouri, I realize that for some, November means tweaking and refining those graduate school applications. When I was trudging through this process, I really wished there had been a pros vs. cons for MA vs. MFA in creative… Continue reading Maybe an MA?
Image: Heipei In the Pacific Northwest, we do things little differently. Instead of the semester system that I am used to, we work under the quarter system. We have the year cut into three sections: Fall- Oct-Dec, Winter- Jan-March, and Spring- Apr-June. I am over half way through my first quarter in my MFA. Time… Continue reading First Month in Review
Happy Halloween! I can’t believe it’s already the end of October. Fall is slowly settling in to Columbia. It was warmer these past few days, but today it is cloudy (my favorite) and I am relishing the cooler weather. The highlight for the month of October was definitely the master class with Claudia Rankine. She… Continue reading Master Class
Over the past few weeks, I wrote a comedic story about Edward Snowden that was rejected by McSweeney’s. My intramural soccer team made it to finals and if we win, we get T-shirts. A family friend visited town and we went on a 4-mile hike around Lake Lurleen. I semi-read Strangers on a Train (doing… Continue reading Teaching, Or the Art of Performance (Or, Y’Know, That Thing You Do for Your Stipend)
Image: Via Tsuji Last year, when I was applying to MFA programs, I was too fragile to keep up with the constant updates in the MFA Draft Facebook group. However, I decided to join this year. I'm not sure why: to relive the agony and anguish? So I can remember how I managed to do just… Continue reading The MFA Program You Haven’t Heard Of: Spotlighting the MFA at West Virginia University