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Saturday, April 7 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
8J: Should I Do an MFA?
Limited Capacity seats available

The question of whether or not, or when, one should pursue an MFA degree is a difficult one to answer, and depends on a host of factors that we will take up in this lecture and Q&A. What range of programs should an emerging writer consider? What are the constituent features of a successful MFA application? Does every aspiring writer need to have an MFA? Answers to questions like these depend, of course, on the needs and attributes of the person posing them. The goal of this talk is to equip aspiring writers with a framework with which to consider what kind of tutelage would best serve their artistic aspirations.

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Douglas Trevor

Douglas Trevor is the author of the short story collection The Book of Wonders (2017), the novel Girls I Know, which was the recipient of the 2013 Balcones Fiction Prize, and the short story collection The Thin Tear in the Fabric of Space, which won the 2005 Iowa Short Fiction Award... Read More →

Saturday April 7, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Winthrop Room - 4th Floor