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MFA creative writing chalkboardIs taking your creative writing skills to the next level your New Year’s Resolution? Have you considered an MFA in Creative Writing? I’m excited to announce that on February 16th and 17th, I will be co-teaching a mini-intensive class for The Writing Salon in San Francisco. If you consider yourself a serious writer, perhaps already dedicating your life to the pursuit of telling a good story, you might be wondering whether or not an MFA in creative writing is the right next step in your literary journey. In our two-day class, published author and fellow USF MFA alum, Vincente Viray and I will demystify the MFA experience and offer a clear, candid perspective on MFA in writing programs and the application process. Among the topics we’ll cover are balancing school and work, publishing and alternatives to the MFA route.

According to Poets & Writers, there are over three hundred graduate writing programs in North America; the Bay Area alone is home to six. These numbers underscore the fact that many writers now consider getting an MFA to be a necessary step in their artistic and professional development. Given the significant personal and financial investment involved in pursuing an MFA, potential applicants could greatly benefit from an insider’s perspective to help them decide whether an MFA is really the right choice. This two-day mini-intensive is designed to provide exactly that.


On Feb. 16 and 17, come meet other fellow writers and explore your MFA options. Reserve your spot today and sign up at The Writing Salon.