Graduate School for Creative Writers

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See you there!

[Here’s a link to the transcript of what we talked about on 3/14/13 at the panel, in case you missed it!]

Links and Resources

Before, during, or after the event, feel free to check out these links and resources:

This event was organized by the students in Cathy Day’s Literary Citizenship class at Ball State University. And here’s a picture of the event!

l to r: Jill Christman, Matt Mullins, Sean Lovelace, Michael Meyerhofer, Cathy Day

l to r: Jill Christman, Matt Mullins, Sean Lovelace, Michael Meyerhofer, Cathy Day. Photo by Rachael Heffner

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9 Comments on “Graduate School for Creative Writers”

  1. lindseyriley says:

    Reblogged this on From My Point of View and commented:
    Make sure check out this event! It’s going to be very informative and interesting.

  2. Mo Smith says:

    Reblogged this on Mo's Media Minute and commented:
    Come and hear what no one has told you about graduate school for writers

  3. […] Links at the Literary Citizenship blog. […]

  4. […] responsible for organizing a literary event with a few classmates. We had three options of events: a graduate school panel, a first books festival, or a poetry event. Based on timing and other commitments, I chose to work […]

  5. […] every Creative Writing major wants to go to grad school, and to be honest, I’m not even sure if most of them want to be published writers. What […]

  6. […] every Creative Writing major wants to go to grad school, and to be honest, I’m not even sure if most of them want to be published writers. What brings […]

  7. […] A couple of weeks ago, I helped four of my classmates, along with our professor Cathy Day, plan an event called “What’s Next: Graduate School for Creative Writers.” […]

  8. […] At Ball State, the MA Creative Writing program focuses on a multi-genre approach where students study all of the different styles of creative writing. This approach will vary depending on the institution, some will have a genre-specific program where you have to choose. The goal of these institutions will be to leave with a publishable creative project. The focus will be on teaching craft and technique, as well as revision strategies. Cathy Day shared her advice with the individuals there when she said, “Don’t go into a Creative Writing Graduate School program if you’re not funded, in fact, I forbid it.” If you’re looking for more information about Graduate School programs in Creative Writing, the Literary Citizenship blog created this article with helpful links on information about everything from writing statements of purpose to Post-MFA advice: https://literarycitizenship.com/2013/02/24/graduate-school-for-creative-writers/. […]


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