Jun 22, 2009, 5:13 PM
Post #105 of 106
Re: [jogles] Nonfiction 2010?
Judy Blunt is the only full time nf prof (so far), and her specialty is memoir/narrative nonfiction. The emphasis is not so much on reported pieces, unless you have a guest prof. who works in that area. I also took fiction workshops which were great. Some classes are treated under the category of "prose," meaning F and NF students take them together.
The ENVR CR students can only take Jody's workshop subject to approval. I've noticed her grumble and then always agree, and then love the students once she gets to know them. She's a notorious nurturer! Beyond that, there is very little mfa/enviro interaction. It's completely separate. A separate building, etc.
One MFAer took a ENCR CR class, and said (to be honest) that the writing was not of the caliber of the creative writing students. For me, my fellow students (and now BFFs) were a huge part of my experience. Everyone was such an amazing writer it pushed me, and the quality of the work raised the quality of our discussions.