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germericanqt


Jan 23, 2009, 3:12 PM

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Yeah, it's actually a stock letter from the Graduate School at Brown. Not the Graduate Department for Creative Writing, the entire Graduate School. Every single applicant for an MA, MFA, Ph.D of any kind got that e-mail.


fixittuesday



Jan 23, 2009, 4:36 PM

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I got it too. My heart absolutley jumped when I saw the subject line! But I think its a courtesy...Darn! Soon though, right?!


germericanqt


Jan 23, 2009, 4:38 PM

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Probably not. They usually start notifying mid-February at the earliest.


nine


Feb 14, 2009, 6:35 PM

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missed a call from 401 (Providence). no message. anyone else? it could be the program or the grad school or it could also be nothing, maybe a telemarketer, but i've never gotten a call from 401 ever before. would the school call and not leave a message? if i don't hear anything by tuesday would it be a bad idea to call them and ask if someone was trying to contact me?


(This post was edited by spoons on Feb 14, 2009, 6:43 PM)


germericanqt


Feb 14, 2009, 7:11 PM

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Re: bad idea, I don't know, but you can always google the number to see exactly who was calling you. Are you fiction or poetry?


bighark


Feb 14, 2009, 7:12 PM

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This is AWP weekend, and the conference is still going on. It's not very likely that the 401 call was from Brown.


adadadad


Feb 23, 2009, 8:06 PM

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No one's heard from Brown yet? No one's got that mysterious call?


bunnytutu


Feb 24, 2009, 4:50 PM

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calls, at this point, are probably not likely. there's still about three weeks to go based on last year. also, each genre is different here at brown (and like most programs). ALTHOUGH, i just remembered speaking to someone who knows of a fiction candidate who has already been notified. if you're a poet you'll most likely be notified by e-mail first. but who knows? the waiting sucks, i remember! hang in there.


PJwave1


Feb 24, 2009, 4:55 PM

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bunnytutu,

do you know if Brian Evenson makes the final decisions for each potential admit?


bunnytutu


Feb 24, 2009, 5:14 PM

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you know i don't know for sure but i would guess that he does. he's kind of the representative fiction faculty member on campus right now (coover is around but i don't think he does this type of stuff). as an added bonus evenson would be delightful to speak to on the phone, if accepted. i'm crossing my fingers for all (more precisely the few) you future brownies.


germericanqt


Feb 24, 2009, 6:37 PM

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calls, at this point, are probably not likely. there's still about three weeks to go based on last year. also, each genre is different here at brown (and like most programs). ALTHOUGH, i just remembered speaking to someone who knows of a fiction candidate who has already been notified. if you're a poet you'll most likely be notified by e-mail first. but who knows? the waiting sucks, i remember! hang in there.






*Dies a little inside*


PJwave1


Feb 24, 2009, 7:47 PM

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thank you for the insight.

i'm quite pissed that I missed a reading he gave here in Boston last week. I would have loved to hear the man talk about his work. It's funny, but I work with a former BYU faculty member (public health, not writing) and have been dying to ask him what he thinks about Altmann's Tongue.

I'm salivating from the idea of studying under the man for a couple years.

Pardon the imposition, but put in a good word for me. HA! Just kidding, of course. But seriously, yes, please do.

All kidding aside, how does the funding hold up in terms of living expenses in Providence? The disparity in rent between Boston and Providence is astounding, but I wonder how feasible it is to do the MFA without a job.


bunnytutu


Feb 24, 2009, 8:45 PM

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so the money is pretty great. living expenses are really not all that bad although finding a place that includes heating is a must! i work on the weekends at a dinky job, but that happens to be somewhat by choice. no one else seems to work. having a roommate, like anywhere else, is going to make things all the better. the whole reason, and you will be reminded of this if you do get in, for the money is so you have TIME to WRITE.

i'll do what i can pjwave1 :)

and germericanqt, hang in there. i doubt all five have been notified.


PJwave1


Feb 25, 2009, 11:57 AM

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had a dream last night that i received an acceptance letter! woo hoo! then after closely revisiting each line of the letter, i discovered that it was a mistake and it was meant to go to someone else. talk about fleeting ecstasy.

i also had a dream a while back that my fiance and I had tea with Evenson and Joyce Carol Oates in a beautiful room in a building I have never visited.

damn the subconscious mind. most often a blessing for us creative folks, but in times like these, a horrid beast!


swiviol


Feb 26, 2009, 12:24 PM

Post #240 of 351 (6321 views)
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Wow ... really? Someone's already been notified?

:( :( :(

I thought I had at least until March to hear from Brown, and also BU, whose deadline is 3/1.


bonethugzz


Mar 3, 2009, 10:53 AM

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C'mon! Someone must have some firsthand story of acceptance! Quit holdin' out on us! Is there a gag order or something? You don't have a responsibility to the school in this matter. You have a responsibility to us, THE PEOPLE!


bunnytutu


Mar 5, 2009, 8:38 PM

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i know most of ya are all worried about the Iowa (btw they still rock some old school office stuff there. admissions is the one that changes isis and NOT the poor ol' gals in the WW office) but Brown has made their decisions and they are awaiting approval from the Graduate School (they have the final say).


germericanqt


Mar 5, 2009, 8:42 PM

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Have they already called all of their top picks, then?


lavventura


Mar 5, 2009, 8:56 PM

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That's exciting, bunny! Thanks for sharing. How do you know this?


PJwave1


Mar 5, 2009, 8:56 PM

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Oh, no! I've waited for this day to come for three months. Now that I lost my hopes of starting a program in the fall, I don't want to hear the inevitable news.

Hey, the odds are better than winning the lottery, right? That's what I keep telling myself.


swiviol


Mar 5, 2009, 10:00 PM

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Bunny, where are you getting your info from?

And Brown only accepts about 5 people for fiction, right?


bunnytutu


Mar 6, 2009, 12:40 AM

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my info? well, i'm here! a first year poet. and i just happened to ask in order to maybe be a bit helpful. and yes, 5 only in each genre (fiction and poetry) and then 1 electronic writer and 2 or so in playwriting. good luck!

oh and about iowa? went there as an undergrad and some grad classes too. (and no snarking please. it's actually pretty unusual for an iowa affiliate to get into this program)


(This post was edited by bunnytutu on Mar 6, 2009, 12:48 AM)


Khalilah


Mar 6, 2009, 12:56 AM

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So should we expect that calls will go out from Brown starting this weekend?


bunnytutu


Mar 6, 2009, 11:40 AM

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good question but i doubt it. most likely this time they are awaiting the approval of the grad school before making contact. that may take a week. so soon (though if you're waiting a week is not soon enough).

i just asked to make sure. things are busy in the office so who knows
if i'll hear back today.


bunnytutu


Mar 6, 2009, 12:38 PM

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just got my answer. notifications should go out in a "couple" of weeks.

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