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May 16, 2007, 5:52 PM

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Re: [als02] Choosing an MFA Program (2008)

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and then some other stuff for each program that attracted me to it (for example, I'm rather socially conscious, so it was added bonus when programs had built in volunteering/community activities/etc.).

You should consider applying to Rutgers-Newark. They just began a new MFA program (first class matriculates in Fall 2007) that seems to "fit" your profile.

The program takes the motto, "Real Stories. Real Lives." They're looking for a diverse class of writers who are socially conscious. Tayari Jones (who used to teach at U of I-Urbana, btw) will be teaching there, and she's awesome. I’ve had the opportunity to talk with her a few times.

Don't quote me on this, but I think they have decent funding--18K stipend, IIRC. Of course, you have to factor high cost of living into that figure, considering the area. The program is a three- year program, and you minor in Lit/Book Arts, Cultural Studies, or Performance and Media Studies.

(This post was edited by gcsumfa on May 16, 2007, 5:53 PM)

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