In response to Charlotte Morganti’s topic:

I received an MFA in fiction through the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts on Whidbey Island.  I am grateful to have gone through this process of honing one’s writing skills through fire.  This is one tough program run by writers for writers and it is the only one of its kind in the USA and fully accredited.  It wasn’t until about half way through the program (of two years) that I felt as if “I got it.”  The short story finally made sense.  The MFA offers credibility and depth of writing skill. Read the NILA MFA site to understand the writing community and the amazing faculty and talented students. Take a look at Charlotte Morganti, Kobbie Alamo, Joe Ponepinto, Claire Gebben, Grier Jewell and the other fabulous writers on the student site.  They are graduates of NILA and a talented bunch who honed their skills with the MFA. Check it out.

Kaye LindenMFA

One Comment on ““MFA”

  1. ellen herbert

    Hi Kaye,
    Wow. That does sound like a terrific program.
    At George Mason U, I had to take education courses, which turned out to be helpful. I had been a high school English teacher so I didn’t mind.
    I got my MFA in five years. It’s definitely not a guaranteed road to a job or to publication, but my MFA helped me take myself seriously as a writer and teacher of writing.

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