Interested in getting your MFA, but can't do a full-time program? There are some excellent low-residency programs out there, and some good reasons to consider that option. All of your questions will be answered at this upcoming talk sponsored by AIW (American Independent Writers). The expert panelists are Leslie Pietrzyk and Rimas Blekaitis, and I'll be moderating the discussion.
Doing a Low-Residency MFA: Pros & Cons
Monday, April 4, 2011
Free for AIW members and non-members
Leslie Pietrzyk teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Converse College (located in Spartanburg, South Carolina) and in the graduate writing program at Johns Hopkins. She is the author of two novels, Pears on a Willow Tree (Avon Books) and A Year and a Day (William Morrow). Her short fiction has appeared in many journals, including Shenandoah, The Iowa Review, The Gettysburg Review, and The Sun Magazine.
Rimas Blekaitis is currently a student and MFA candidate in writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts low-residency MFA program. The VCFA program was recently ranked as the top low-residency writing program in the country by Poets and Writers magazine, and as one of the top five programs by The Atlantic magazine. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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