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Rambler


Feb 27, 2008, 11:18 PM

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Wow, writerteacher, reading your post brought tears to my eyes. I am giving you a standing ovation from my keyboard.

I echo your thoughts, though in a less powerful way. I think that life is too short to shove dreams into your back pocket. And I think fear is what ultimately limits us all.

Thank you for sharing your experience.


Sibella
Pam, that is.


Feb 28, 2008, 12:47 AM

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Wow, this is the part where I think "Damn, I've just got depression...." But you're right--everybody's got something.

I applaud your courage. (And your fabulous way of describing your coiffure.)

I should point out that I'm not worried about being "too old." I'm just worried about being too, well, unusual, chronologically speaking! In my non-credit courses in recent years, I've loved being around people of different ages, races, political persuasions, writing styles...I seek that particular sort of coming together of differences in the graduate program I will ultimately attend.

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"What I wanted to hear didn't exist, so it was necessary for me to go out and create it." --Richard Thompson


suzhounese



Feb 28, 2008, 1:53 AM

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Re: [Sibella] Warren Wilson app question [In reply to] Can't Post

I just edited my post because I was chiming in about my own battle with depression and I am at a rather low point right now.

(This post was edited by bamboogroove on Feb 28, 2008, 8:16 AM)


spamela


Feb 28, 2008, 10:25 AM

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Low-res programs are full of people over the "typical" MFA program age. Vermont College has an undergrad adult degree program, with a lot of students going on to get their MFAs after their BAs, so when I was there the population skewed much older than avg.--late 40s, 50s and 60s.I was 24 and the youngest person in the program. I had a couple friends my age in the program but most were older. People went out of their way to make me feel comfortable, which I really appreciated. It was a very cool experience because it was the first time really that I made close friends (not work friends) with people who were much older than me, some twice my age. Do not worry about your age. It really is immaterial, but also, you might be in the majority.


Lyz
Lyz
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Feb 29, 2008, 5:21 PM

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Pacific University [In reply to] Can't Post

Has anyone heard from them yet? Seth's data says they contacted someone the first of Feb last year. I sent in my app the week of Jan 15, so it probably didn't reach them until the next week.

Also, for the ppl who heard from Lesley, when did you send in your apps? Let me know. I AM FREAKING OUT.


http://shopoftheheart.blogspot.com


denua


Feb 29, 2008, 5:48 PM

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bamboogrove, I hope you're OK. I can sympathize.

Does anyone know whether low-res programs offer any kind of health insurance to students?

It doesn't seem likely. But I know most regular universities have or require some kind of student health care/insurance. And amazingly, when I did my MA through a distance learning program (at a regular university), I got pretty decent health insurance. I always thought it might have been an oversight of the school's, though.


(This post was edited by denua on Feb 29, 2008, 5:52 PM)


dawnbuth


Mar 1, 2008, 9:38 PM

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Lyz-I heard from Lesley on Feb. 16th by phone. I sent in my application pretty early, though, early in December. I'm still waiting to hear from Hamline, though, and I sent them my application in November! Hang in there.


Lyz
Lyz
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Mar 1, 2008, 10:24 PM

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Thanks for that! I am pretty sure at this point I am insane.


http://shopoftheheart.blogspot.com


dawnbuth


Mar 4, 2008, 8:39 PM

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anyone going to vermont college? [In reply to] Can't Post

I've decided to go to vc writing for children for the fall residency. Anyone else?
Dawn


Lyz
Lyz
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Mar 5, 2008, 4:25 PM

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Re: [dawnbuth] anyone going to vermont college? [In reply to] Can't Post

okay, I'll take the bait.

I am still undecided as of yet. I have three MFA programs to hear from. The big one is Warren-Wilson. When will we hear from them, do you think?


http://shopoftheheart.blogspot.com


dunnkc


Mar 5, 2008, 4:37 PM

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Re: [Lyz] anyone going to vermont college? [In reply to] Can't Post

I think it could be some time, since the deadline was just March 1. Supposedly, they didn't start reading applications until then.


esined


Mar 5, 2008, 5:25 PM

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I applied there, too (just got my application in last week). I spoke to them today to make sure my file was complete and they said they were still "filtering through" everything.


drasticmania1


Mar 5, 2008, 5:47 PM

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I've decided to go to Queens University of Charlotte for Fiction. Its a good feeling when you call the on site director and all you have to say is your name and he knows who you are. I think that says a lot about th type of community they have and hope to build there at Queens. I'm looking forward to May!


rooblue


Mar 5, 2008, 8:30 PM

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To those folks who are waiting to hear from Warren Wilson - I graduated a couple of years ago. And it's a fantastic program. But I wasn't notified of acceptance until mid-April. So some of you may have to wait awhile. Good luck to you all.


LenÚ
LenÚ Gary

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Mar 6, 2008, 8:40 AM

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Hi denua,
I'm currently an MFA student at VC. Like most limited residency programs, they don't offer health insurance. If you find one that does, please let me know. I would be interested in suggesting the same kind of insurance plan to VC. Thanks.

Good luck,
LenÚ


denua


Mar 6, 2008, 10:31 AM

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Hi Len -
Thanks for the info. The insurance thing is probably the biggest thing that makes me afraid to leave my job and work part time. I really need to be on a group insurance plan.


LenÚ
LenÚ Gary

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Mar 6, 2008, 11:23 AM

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One option may be to join your local chamber of commerce (as a freelance/working writer). Many chambers offer health insurance packages for their members at more reasonable rates than private pay.

Take care,
Lene


denua


Mar 6, 2008, 11:37 AM

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Good tip! I'll look into that.


Lyz
Lyz
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Mar 6, 2008, 12:05 PM

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Umm that sucks because I have until April first to let Queens know.


http://shopoftheheart.blogspot.com


dawnbuth


Mar 6, 2008, 12:45 PM

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denua, what genre are you at vc for?


LenÚ
LenÚ Gary

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Mar 6, 2008, 12:57 PM

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Hi dawnbuth,
I'm studying Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. I just completed my third semester, and I'm currently taking a leave of absence. What do you write? Are you currently enrolled in a program?

If you have any questions about the Vermont College of the Fine Arts program or Montpelier (I live here), I would be happy to answer them as best I can.

Lene


LenÚ
LenÚ Gary

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Mar 6, 2008, 1:07 PM

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Hi Dawn,
I'm sorry I missed this post a few minutes ago when I responded. Congratulations!

I live in Montpelier. If you want to catch coffee when you come to town, please let me know. I can show you around, too, if you're not familiar with the area. I've heard that VC has recently started offering a cross-program degree (for example: students in the MFA in Writing for Children can take two or three semesters, depending on preference, in the MFA in Writing for adults program).

Cheers for a great choice in schools! (of course, I'm biased :))

-Lene


jlgwriter
Jeanne Lyet Gassman
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Mar 6, 2008, 1:35 PM

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Re: [LenÚ] anyone going to vermont college? [In reply to] Can't Post

Lene and Dawn,

I just finished my first residency at Vermont and yes, they are letting people do cross-genre. I met a gentleman who was there for the MFA in Writing for Children and the MFA in poetry. He alternated semesters, I believe--one for poetry and one for children's. But it does take an extra semester to complete the cross-genre MFA. And the MFA in Writing for Children people don't come to the same residency as the poetry, fiction, and cnf group. They are on a slightly different schedule for the residencies.

If you've been accepted to VC, you can talk to Louise or Melissa about this. I'm sure they can give you more specific info.

Oh, I'm from Phoenix, but I thought Montpelier was charming--even in the winter! (This is from someone who had to shop online to find a good winter coat!)

Jeanne


http://www.jeannelyetgassman.com
http://jeannelyetgassman.blogspot.com


LenÚ
LenÚ Gary

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Mar 6, 2008, 2:02 PM

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Hi Jeanne,
Glad you like Montpelier. That's cool (and in the summer, it's quite warm). What are you studying? We'll definitely have to cross paths in June. If you didn't see my other post to Dawn, I'm entering my 4th semester. I'll be around for five since I'm studying Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. :)

Cheers,
Lene


jlgwriter
Jeanne Lyet Gassman
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Mar 6, 2008, 2:26 PM

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I'm in fiction at Vermont. I've been warned to bring a fan for the summer residency, but I doubt the heat could rival Phoenix in the summer. I look forward to meeting you.

Jeanne


http://www.jeannelyetgassman.com
http://jeannelyetgassman.blogspot.com

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