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- abbr. Master of Fine Arts
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- Master of Fine Arts
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- n. a master's degree in fine arts
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He also holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans and a BA from Dillard University.
BRIAN TURNER earned an MFA from the University of Oregon before serving for seven years in the US Army.
Start with a basic truth that is rarely presented in MFA programs and writers conferences: 5,000 copies sold is a fantastic number, particularly for a first-time author.
She studied literature and history at Wesleyan and received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. "Shadows Slipping," an exhibition of new paintings by Angelina Gualdoni, is her inaugural exhibition.
If you are honest with yourself and critical of yourself, an MFA is a way to a decades worth of feedback on your writing in 2 years.
First, if a writer wants to pursue college/university teaching, especially on the tenure track, an MFA is pretty much required.
Creative Writing, and a MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Thank you, though the MFA is taking a beating in some of the blogs these days.
I've read a number of articles about books being "workshopped to death" in MFA programs and other writing workshops, and I've read some of the books that came out of those environments that made me nod in agreement, so i do think teachers can push too hard to get a writer to conform to some ideal standard.
I would add, though, that a lot of what goes into the MFA is not writing-focused; the study of literature is a major component.