MFA graduates for many years now have learned upon graduation that there are woefully few teaching jobs available in creative writing and that they are unequipped to compete for work outside academia. In order to cultivate careers as professional writers, they frequently find it necessary to master multiple genres. But writers who have deep interest in genres other than poetry and fiction find few options for study in most MFA programs.
Furthermore, research has shown that the imaginative/emotional and rational/logical functions of the brain are interrelated and that real cultivation of intellectual prowess focuses on neither exclusively. The old model of studying writing as exclusively a “creative” or “practical” endeavor is outmoded.
Therefore, we are proud to announce the establishment of the first MFA program in writing that offers the aspiring writer training in both creative and practical writing: food for the soul and food for the table.
Please browse the site for more information, and feel free to contact our MFA Coordinator, Anthony D’Aries, if you have further questions.