If you are in the D.C. area and considering applying to MFA programs, this upcoming event at the Writer's Center looks great.
Sat, 13 Oct, 2012 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
This one-day seminar will examine the value of MFA programs, the differences between low-residency and traditional MFA programs, and alternatives to the MFA. The seminar will include two panels focusing on MFAs and alternatives.
The first panel, "MA and MFA Nuts & Bolts" – which will consist of directors of local MFA and MA programs – will meet from 10 am to 12 noon. The second, "Personal Journeys," from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., will consist of individuals who’ll relate their particular journeys as writers and the role the MFA played, or did not play, in the process. We’ll have a 1-hour break for lunch in-between the two panels and a wine and cheese reception for informal mingling and networking after the second panel. We will also have light refreshments -- muffins, orange juice and coffee -- at 9:30 a.m. before the first panel meets.
This seminar is for anybody who is:
curious about an MFA program
already in a program
considering other intensive writing workshops
seeking to maintain focus in a stimulating environment after having completed an MFA.
Panelists will include Michael Collier, David Everett, Richard McCann, Eugenia Kim, Tim Denevi, Tarfia Faizullah, Barbara Klein Moss, Jenny Moore, and Amber Withycombe. Amin Ahmad and Nicole Idar are moderators.
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
Fees: $50 ($35 for members and educators, $20 for students with ID)
Contact: 301-654-8664; firstname.lastname@example.org