The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students

The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students

by Lori A. May

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Overview

The Low-Residency MFA Handbook offers prospective graduate students an in-depth preview of low-residency creative writing MFA programs. Interviews with program directors, faculty, alumni, and current students answer the many questions prospective graduates have, including: What happens during the non-residency semester? What are the brief residencies like? What community is established between faculty and fellow students? What opportunities are there for writers to gain pedagogical training through a low-residency format? And, most importantly, is the low-residency model right for you? These questions, and more, are answered in detail. The guide also clarifies the application process and offers application tips from program directors and alumni. It also considers funding, program structures, and unique opportunities such as editorships and assistantships. For prospective graduate students looking for detailed information, The Low-Residency MFA Handbook provides a personalized and genuinely useful overview.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441198440
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/13/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lori A. May is a part-time writing instructor and a member of the AWP, MLA, and the Michigan College English Association. She is a frequent guest lecturer and workshop presenter at writers' conferences and graduate writing programs. In addition to her freelance writing, May is the author of two novels and a poetry collection. More information is available online at www.loriamay.com.
Lori A. May is a part-time writing instructor and a member of the AWP, MLA, and the Michigan College English Association. She is a frequent guest lecturer and workshop presenter at writers' conferences and graduate writing programs. In addition to her freelance writing, May is the author of two novels and a poetry collection. More information is available online at www.loriamay.com.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: An Introduction to Low-Residency MFAsChapter 2: Is the Low-Residency Model Right for Me? Chapter 3: The Selection ProcessChapter 4: The Application ProcessChapter 5: FundingChapter 6: The ProgramsChapter 7: The Residency ExperienceChapter 8: Non-Residency SemestersChapter 9: Pedagogical PreparationChapter 10: Learning from ExperienceChapter 11: Life After the MFAChapter 12: AWP Membership & ServicesAppendix A: Extended InterviewsAppendix B: Quick ReferenceAppendix C: Additional ResourcesAcknowledgements

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