Aug 12, 2005, 10:17 PM
Post #4 of 4
Cornell and Brown would be two that pop to mind. Cornell takes something like four writers per genre per year. Florida is a program in which people here have said a fair amount of mentoring goes on. Wisconsin takes relatively few students and gives good aid - that sounds kind of dirty, doesn't it - but the program is only a couple of years old. On the opposite end of the spectrum there are the sink-or-swim programs that are notorious for not mentoring - Iowa, Columbia.
Re: [MattElz] Programs, mentor-based, full residency
The new Atlantic fiction issue has an essay by Rick Moody on writers and mentors you might be interested in if you haven't seen it. It's more or less a transcript of a lecture he gave during last winter's residency at Bennington. It's a real rip job on Columbia. Unfortunately he left out all the nice stuff about Bennington. No one wants to read nice stuff, I guess.