SEMINAR: Make Lit Happen: Journeys Through the MFA and Beyond

This one-day seminar at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda will examine the value of MFA programs, the differences between low-residency and traditional MFA programs, and alternatives to the MFA.   The seminar will include two panels focusing on MFAs and alternatives.

The first panel – which will consist of directors of local MFA and MA programs – will meet from 10 am to 12 noon. The second, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., will consist of individuals who’ll relate their particular journeys as writers and the role the MFA played, or did not play, in the process. We’ll have a 1-hour break for lunch in-between the two panels and a wine and cheese reception for informal mingling and networking after the second panel. We will also have light refreshments — muffins, orange juice and coffee — at 9:30 a.m. before the first panel meets.

This seminar is for anybody who is:

•curious about an MFA program

•already in a program

•considering other intensive writing workshops

•seeking to maintain focus in a stimulating environment after having completed an MFA.

Panelists will include Michael Collier, David Everett, David Keplinger, Eugenia Kim, Tim Denevi, Barbara Klein Moss, Jenny Moore, Amber Withycombe, and moderators Amin Ahmad and Nicole Idar.

 Location: The Writer’s Center

4508 Walsh Street

Bethesda, MD 20815

Fees:  $50 ($35 for members and educators, $20)

For more information, please visit The Writer’s Center (or cut and paste into your browser).



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