Mar 19, 2006, 1:11 PM
Post #13 of 15
I lived in Boulder for four years and started my undergrad at CU. I love it there, and if I was given a choice between Boulder and Minnesota or Boulder and Tucson, I'd go with Boulder. For me, Minnesota is too cold, and Tucson is too hot. I was just in Boulder a week ago for my spring break. For the first four days, it was 70+. It snowed overnight during the rest of the week, but when it snows in Boulder, most of the snow disappears by noon.
Re: [mmsosu] Boulder MA Program?
Boulder also has a lot of neat little areas. The Hill is the CU area - mostly populated by CU undergrads. It can get a little crazy there (read: riots.) The non-CU residents are very hostile to the students and the university. Pearl Street Mall is great. It's an outdoor pedestrian mall with street performers and local artists. There are a lot of great bars and restaurants. There are also many buildings with lofts for rent in this area. They're a little pricey, but I think it would be a cool place to live. If I were to move back, and I'm considering it, I'd probably go to the southwest end of Boulder (off of Table Mesa and Broadway.) It's affordable and close to CU. Plus, it's a short hop onto 36, which takes you down to Flatiron Crossing - a huge shoppping area - and then into Denver.
I think orangegirl's offer is fantastic; I'd have a hard time turning it down. A few years in Boulder could give you an edge into an MFA somewhere else. If the money was less great, I'd have to compare it to the offers everywhere else.
I don't know anything about the MA program. During my time there, I mostly took creative writing courses from adjuncts over the summer. Still, my experience was very positive.
Just my .02. Obviously, I'm very biased. Congratulations on some very great offers.
(This post was edited by kcole7 on Mar 19, 2006, 1:14 PM)