Tag Archives: MFA in Creative Writing

Six Ways To Improve Discussions

We thrive on good discussions. There’s nothing as stimulating as a debate about an element of the craft of writing. As workshop participants, we’re encouraged to talk about these elements of craft with passion and tact. As witness to and … Continue reading

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Open Letter Books Take Risks, Deliver Huge Rewards

Open Letter Books is publishing some of the best novels I’ve read in years. While at AWP in Boston in March, I stopped by the Open Letter table, stunned by the most superficial of things: the covers of their books. … Continue reading

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Richard Russo On That Last Two Percent

Novelist Richard Russo recently spoke at Vermont College of Fine Arts. In his hour-long conversation with VCFA President and novelist Thomas Greene, he spoke about the value of formal education for writers. In describing his MFA experience, Russo said, “What … Continue reading

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Seven Days: “The BWW Has Ballooned, and Published”

Seven Days has published a wonderful article about what The Burlington Writers Workshop has been doing. On the night of the interview, reporter Margot Harrison had originally planned to leave before 8 o’clock, but ended up staying beyond that time. … Continue reading

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