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darredet
Darren A. Deth


Feb 23, 2007, 11:11 PM

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Re: [Blue-Xela] 2008/09 anyone? [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't take the GRE either.


writerle


Feb 24, 2007, 4:38 PM

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Re: [Blue-Xela] 2008/09 anyone? [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't take the GRE either, which was a huge relief, since my math skills are pretty rusty.


writerdancer


Feb 25, 2007, 1:41 AM

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Re: [Onyx] In at Spalding [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Onyx,
I got accepted at Spalding but I applied for the summer res. in France. I also got accepted to Nebraska. Now, you would think it's a no-brainer deciding between France and Nebraska, but it's not that easy. Both programs have really good things about them and sometimes I wish I could take all the features and create my own. I also haven't heard from the other places yet either - Benn, WW, Antioch, Queens, and Lesley which also have great features as well. The problem is, my deadlines for Spalding and NE happen before I even hear from anyone else.

Anyone else have this dilemma?
Can anyone comment on Nebraska's program?
Thanks.
Carol


tibrown


Feb 25, 2007, 12:33 PM

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Re: [writerdancer] In at Spalding [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, I've been lurking for awhile -- procrastinating the post, procrastinating the completion of all my applications. I finally sent them all on Tuesday and was cheesed (excited/jumping-up-and-down) to be accepted to Spalding's program in fiction this week. I am also facing the dilemma of having to make a decision before I have heard from all interested schools. I don't know what I'll do.

Does anyone have information about Spalding? I'd love to hear from current students and/or alums. I'm also especially interested in finding out more about Lesley, WW, and Goddard. Post here or send an email.

Thanks,
Tina


pongo
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Feb 25, 2007, 5:38 PM

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Re: [tibrown] In at Spalding [In reply to] Can't Post

I graduated from Goddard, and I'm available for questions.


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jerry u


Feb 28, 2007, 4:53 PM

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Congrats on Spalding. There are quite a few posts on p. 55, I believe, that rave (in a good way) about Spalding. I am also a lurker, who finally got the applications out. I didn't apply to Spalding yet because I thought I'd missed the deadline for May, and was going to wait until I heard from Queens before applying to Spalding for the November residency. Are they still accepting applications for the May residency?


tibrown


Mar 1, 2007, 6:05 AM

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Re: [jerry u] In at Spalding [In reply to] Can't Post

I believe the May deadline was February 1.


emmataylor


Mar 2, 2007, 6:24 PM

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I did a search through the posts on this board for Warren Wilson, where I'm planning to apply next year, and saw that a poster (I think her screen name was lisag) mentioned she had received a grant from the program upon acceptance. I wasn't aware that there were grants available for low-res programs. I think the post was written way back in 2002, so something might have changed since then. It's also possible that I misread what she was saying. Are any of you aware of grants available from Warren Wilson, or any funding for low-res programs?

Thanks,
Amy


gblackwe

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Mar 3, 2007, 2:08 PM

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Funding at Warren Wilson [In reply to] Can't Post

Amy,
There is a full-tuition scholarship, the Holden Minority Scholarship (from the handbook: "This endowed scholarship provides full tuition and residency fees for a minority student."). There are also MFA Grants, awarded on the basis of the FAFSA, and the Larry Levis Funds ("These scholarship funds are awarded to entering students who demonstrate both extraordinary merit and unusual need.") I believe that the amounts awarded have to do with the amount of need that particular students show.


emmataylor


Mar 3, 2007, 10:33 PM

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Re: [gabeblackwell] Funding at Warren Wilson [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks, Gabe. I'm definitely one of those students "in need," so maybe I have hope of qualifying for some kind of aid at Warren Wilson.


missscarlet


Mar 4, 2007, 3:35 PM

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Waiting... [In reply to] Can't Post

   
Greetings, all. I am waiting to hear responses to my applications to four low-residency programs and find reading this thread a good way to burn off some nervous energy! I read a wonderful suggestion about beginning to assemble a reading list and would love recommendations from others who are mid-way through a poetry MFA. How many of the books on your reading lists are poetry collections and how many are critical essays or books on craft? Anything indispensable?


edwriter



Mar 4, 2007, 8:58 PM

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low-res funding [In reply to] Can't Post

emmataylor:

I think I've posted about this elsewhere on the board, but probably awhile back. Check out this page I've put on my blog on funding for low-res programs.

Best,
Erika D.


Quiet Americans: Stories
http://www.erikadreifus.com



(This post was edited by edwriter on Mar 5, 2007, 7:20 PM)


emmataylor


Mar 5, 2007, 5:04 PM

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Hi, Erika. I love your blog, and subscribe to your newletter. I wasn't able to open the page you directed me to, but I did a search on the blog and found a lot of useful information. Thanks for your help!


edwriter



Mar 5, 2007, 7:21 PM

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Re: [emmataylor] low-res funding [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry about that link, Emma. I thought I'd checked before signing off but perhaps I didn't. I've fixed the link (I think), so it should work now.

Thanks so much for the kind words!

Best,
Erika D.


Quiet Americans: Stories
http://www.erikadreifus.com



sfische


Mar 5, 2007, 11:07 PM

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Whidbey Island [In reply to] Can't Post

Can anyone can tell me anything about Whidbey Island? I asked my recommenders to send them some letters on a lark and I sent them my transcripts, too, but their deadline isn't until May 1st, so I haven't sent a writing sample or anything. When they got my letters and transcripts, they sent me a nice letter telling me they were interested. This was a good morale booster, but it also worried me. Are they desperate for students? How do their graduates fare? I know they're relatively new, so it's hard to tell if it's worth the money, especially because they're not affiliated with a school so you can't get loans.

Thanks!
Seth


SparkAvery
Dan

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Mar 8, 2007, 1:18 PM

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I've just been accepted to Goddard and would like to chat with alumni and current students. Is anyone willing to let me know their feelings about the program? At the moment I don't have specific questions; I'd just like to hear what students have done and how they've liked it there. Thanks.


pongo
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Mar 8, 2007, 2:12 PM

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Re: [SparkAvery] Goddard [In reply to] Can't Post

You can e-mail me if you like.


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SparkAvery
Dan

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Mar 8, 2007, 2:24 PM

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Re: [pongo] Goddard [In reply to] Can't Post

I already have, David, just through a different email, and we've been corresponding. My name is Dan. Thanks for your help.


sfische


Mar 8, 2007, 10:04 PM

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Hi all,

Yay! I've just been accepted to Antioch. Are there any graduates/students out there who want to talk to me about it? How does it compare to other MFAs? I like the social justice aspect of it, and it looks like it does well helping people once they're out of school. Does anyone have any helpful info for me as I decide between this and a full-residency program (possible Mills (waitlist) or, if I get in, Hunter, SFSU or the New School -- they lag with the responding)?

Seth


naristy


Mar 8, 2007, 10:53 PM

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Re: [sfische] Antioch [In reply to] Can't Post

Congrats Seth!

What genre or you? I applied to Antioch too and am pretty interested. Let's see how it goes....Glad to hear they're contacting people.


sfische


Mar 8, 2007, 11:06 PM

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Thanks naristy ... I was accepted in fiction. Best of luck to you!


(This post was edited by sfische on Mar 8, 2007, 11:10 PM)


naristy


Mar 8, 2007, 11:16 PM

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Re: [sfische] Antioch [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm fiction too. Hopefully the waiting will end soon--whatever the news. Did they give you a deadline you had to commit by? Again, congratulations. That's awesome.


sfische


Mar 8, 2007, 11:22 PM

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Re: [naristy] Antioch [In reply to] Can't Post

No, I only got a voicemail. Unfortunately, I was in a meeting at the time, so I didn't actually get to talk to a person. I did email him that question, though, so I'll post back up here when I get a response.


sfische


Mar 9, 2007, 10:58 AM

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Re: [naristy] Antioch [In reply to] Can't Post

naristy -- their final date is April 7. Good luck!


naristy


Mar 9, 2007, 11:05 AM

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Re: [sfische] Antioch [In reply to] Can't Post

That's a lot more time than I would've thought. That's good. Not that I have any decisions to make having heard NOTHING from anyone! Did you apply to any other low-res programs or are all your others traditional?

Good luck with your decision. Antioch seems great (no other school called my to chat about its program!) but it's a tough call, I'm sure.

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