Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) announced that Melissa Hammerle will become the College’s new MFA in Writing program director. Hammerle is a writer, educator, and administrator with a strong background in higher education and the literary world. Hammerle previously directed the Creative Writing program at New York University (NYU) from 1997-2006. She
If a book is "formulaic," meaning that the plot and characters are those that we've seen too many times before, chances are the reviews won't be stellar and sales will be dismal. Yet, because we are all exposed to the same stimuli, it's hard to think of new scenarios. One of the best ways to encourage your plot to soar into new directions is by ensuring that
The USC Roski School of Art and Design announced what it called a “transformative group hire.” Artists Suzanne Lacy, Edgar Arceneaux, Keith Mayerson, Kori Newkirk and Patty Chang will join the Roski School’s senior faculty as of the 2016-2017 academic year. USC said the new artist hires “signals the school's dedication to playing a key role in the
Mark Bly has just joined the Fordham/Primary Stages MFA program as co-director in collaboration with Elliot Fox of Primary Stages. Bly has worked as an adjunct instructor for the Fordham University Theatre Department since 2014. The Fordham/Primary Stages MFA playwriting program offers emerging writers the opportunity to develop and produce their work in
The University of Tampa MFA in Creative Writing speaker series, “Lectores,” will feature seven nights of readings with a mix of award-winning visiting authors and UT’s world-renowned MFA faculty from June 16–23. All readings and events are free and open to the public. All begin at 7:30 p.m. in Falk Theatre, 428 W. Kennedy Blvd. The UT MFA in Creative
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) will offer a minor in creative writing beginning in fall 2016. The option of the minor is available only to undergraduates whereas graduate students may receive a creative writing MFA. There is also a combined MFA/MA in Creative writing and literature available. The requirements for the new creative writing minor
For me, summer officially starts when my kids are out of school. This Friday will mark their last day and I’m so excited to launch some new projects. One of them is a program directed at high school students, which puts the lazy days of summer to good use and will impress college admissions officers. I recently met with a college guidance counselor who gave
Antioch University Santa Barbara will launch its MFA program this winter. AUSB is a private, nonprofit undergraduate and graduate institution. The Master of Fine Arts in Writing and Contemporary Media (MFA) academic program is said to meet the needs of professional communicators.
Taylor Stevens is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Informationist." The novel received critical acclaim and has been published in seventeen languages. Raised in communes across the globe and denied an education beyond the sixth grade, Stevens broke free of the Children of God and now lives in Texas. Hear her story here. Author Taylor Stevens
Author Estevan Vega Talks about Writing Fiction At only 21-years-old, author Estevan Vega published his third novel, "Arson." Here he talks about what inspires him to write.