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February = Fiction Envy

Following three snow days, two false starts and a traveling teacher, I finally completed my first full week of classes for my second semester of my MFA at Stony Brook Manhattan. Overall, things are going well but I’m definitely developing a form of Fiction Envy. But first, a quick highlight of my classes this spring term. The class I’d feared most, the only mandatory class for my program, is turning out to be far more interesting and rewarding than I’d anticipated. I think I was resistant because the goal of the class is to teach us about the history of creative writing and skirts along the edges of literature and more traditional English studies. The latter two are areas where I am very poorly educated so I was afraid I’d fall short, but rather I’m finding that the class is simply giving me a chance to understand the differences and learn as I go along. So far, so good. On Tuesdays, I have a humor class with Patty Marx – yes, that Patty Marx from The New …