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MattElz
Matt Elzweig

May 15, 2005, 4:17 AM

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Anybody have experience or know about the program at SW Texas State? I know the program head is Tom Grimes, but has anybody studied there? What's it like? What do you hear?


mizrachi


May 15, 2005, 1:14 PM

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Texas State University is a good, young program with loads of cash. Tim O'Brien is their main draw, Dennis Johnson will be there for a full year beginning in 2006. the other staff members, like Dagoberto Gelb etc, are also known to be solid instructors and writers. The environment at the school is, supposedly, supportive. And San Marcos is known to be a lovely town close to Austin.

That said, I turned this program down as they offer no tuition waiver and have fewer students of note than some of the other schools that accepted me.

At the same time, I am sure none of that really makes much of a difference and I have no doubt that anyone attending TSU would have a worthwhile experience.

If you have other questions about the place or need some current students email addresses private message me.

--miz


MattElz
Matt Elzweig

May 15, 2005, 11:57 PM

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Mizrachi,@

I'd like to e-mail you about your reply but there's no off board e-mail link on your profile. Can you e-mail me?


mizrachi


May 16, 2005, 11:57 AM

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matt

I messaged you my email address.

-miz


poetastin


Feb 14, 2006, 10:45 PM

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Students of note? Current or former students?

How much attention should we really pay to this? Older programs are of course more likely to have famous grads...


shadowboxer


Feb 14, 2006, 11:07 PM

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Students of note? Current or former students?

How much attention should we really pay to this? Older programs are of course more likely to have famous grads...



Ideally, you want to be in workshop with people at your level or better.


poetastin


Feb 14, 2006, 11:20 PM

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Ideally, you want to be in workshop with people at your level or better.



Ah, I've been wondering about this. But how can judge the quality of your peers before the first workshop?


(This post was edited by poetastin on Mar 8, 2006, 2:21 AM)


sarah_sophia


Dec 1, 2007, 11:40 PM

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is there anyone on this forum who is currently a student at tsu? or is there someone who knows a current student from there who would like to share his or her opinion about the program?

thanks a bundle,

ss

 

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