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Creative Writing Programs

How Poetry Gave Me A Voice

Amanda Gorman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Teen
Amanda Gorman

As I stepped up to that mic and dared to read my writing at the workshop, I learned that poetry is voice, and the courage to use it. With this courage, we free ourselves and become capable of influencing others.

Top 20 Colleges for Aspiring Writers

College Magazine | Posted 10.05.2014 | College
College Magazine

Prepare for the skeptics -- a creative writing major is not for the faint of heart. If you're serious about your craft, you'll need a creative writing program that will whip your writing into shape. No school can guarantee you'll be the next great American author, but these 10 will get you pretty damn close.

An Open Letter to Hannah Horvath About the MFA

Anna Leahy | Posted 05.31.2014 | Books
Anna Leahy

These are matters that any MFA applicant should think through, and you may want to look around.

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists on the Hipster Epidemic in San Francisco

826 Valencia | Posted 02.09.2014 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

The Valencia Bay-farer is 826 Valencia's only in-house newspaper written for students by students (ages 8 to 11). Our intrepid reporters learn lessons about the various aspects of journalism, from crafting ledes to interviewing to citing sources,

5 Ways to Chase Your Passions in High School

Shoham Geva | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Shoham Geva

When it comes to applying to college, it's no longer just about the 4.0. Now it's about what you've done outside the classroom. Here's a sampler of some popular organizations that give students the chance to follow their passions in a big way.

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: The Creative Writing Ph.D. Option

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 02.07.2013 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Should you get a Ph.D.? It depends. Do you want to teach? If the answer is yes, unless you've already bagged a couple of published books during your M.F.A. program, it wouldn't hurt.

Should Mamas Let Their Babies Grow up to Study Writing? Setting the Record Straight on What Writing Students Do, Part 2

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 07.11.2012 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

You'll find students who think the course is an easy "A." This group is usually disappointed; creative writing courses are much more work than they anticipate.

New Imprint Makes a Big Splash

David Colbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Colbert

Great publishers are everywhere. Lookout Books, a new one connected with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's Creative Writing Department, is winning national attention for its first title.

Creative Writing Programs

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Just as the guild structure was socially conservative--and hence easily superseded when the more progressive market system, flourishing along with the industrial economy, came along--so is the present MFA credentialing system.

James Franco's 'Palo Alto' Reviewed

James Franco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the "bad" column are the first two stories, both of which end with hit-and-runs but no material impact. "Chinatown," a tale about an Asian girl who...

Iowa Writers' Workshop Graduate Spills It All: Interview with John McNally, Author of "After the Workshop"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

I thought McNally, because he has experienced the Iowa Writers' Workshop firsthand--and lived to tell the funniest tale ever written about it--would be an ideal subject to interview about a lot of concerns in the writing and publishing industries.