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David M. Harris

Mar 1, 2000, 4:11 PM

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Goddard answers when they make up their minds. I had a roommate at one
residency who had heard that he was accepted ten days before he got
there. dmh


kstorms
Kris Kurzawa

Mar 2, 2000, 9:54 AM

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Well.....that means another month or two of nervous stomach
twitchings! Yeah! Kris


august1
Adrian Blevins

Mar 2, 2000, 11:14 AM

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Anyone else apply to Warren Wilson?


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Arthur Edwards

Mar 2, 2000, 1:54 PM

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I almost applied to Wilson but opted for Antioch LA for location
reasons. I live in SF. Anyone else apply to Antioch LA?


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Champa Bilwakesh

Mar 2, 2000, 3:28 PM

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Adrian I applied to Warren Wilson and Vermont College. I have been
accepted at Vermont and I amquite happy and looking forward to it. But
i am also waiting to hear from Warren Wilson. So far i have only
gotten a card that saying my application has been recieved and all is
in good order. I think they let you know by April 15th. Anyone else
going to Vermont College?


august1
Adrian Blevins

Mar 3, 2000, 10:44 AM

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I thought about applying to the other low res programs, but I think
Warren Wilson has the best rep. April 15? God Almighty, or, as my
grandmother used to say in order to express surprise: Pon My Word And
Honor. I never quite knew what that meant. I got the postcard, too.


elissainpdx
Elissa Nelson

Mar 8, 2000, 9:05 PM

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here's a question: so, I'm looking into low-res MFA's partly as a way
to qualify for grant/scholarship money to research this novel I want
to write... did anyone out there get private money to get their MFA,
or did any of the programs give any kind of significant financial aid,
either need or merit based? I am in the very first stages of looking
into this--so far no one I've talked to at any of the schools has
shown much enthusiasm about getting me financial aid, go figure.
there's been lots of transferring back and forth between admissions
and financial aid departments, and little real information. I'm
curious what people's experiences have been. also--following is a list
of the programs I know about and have requested info about--are there
any others? vermont, bennington, warren wilson, antioch LA, goddard.
someone said something about the art institute of chicago? is that
low-res? thanks-- Elissa


pongotoo
David M. Harris

Mar 8, 2000, 9:34 PM

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I got a couple of hundred dollars from the state of Vermont towards
the cost of Goddard, and I got the distinct impression that was what
there was to get. dmh


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Robert Schwoch

Mar 9, 2000, 7:31 AM

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Part of the rationale behind low-res programs is that you get to keep
your day job. Consequently financial aid is all but nonexistent.
Southampton College of Long Island University has a relatively new
low-res program that offers scholarships and teaching opportunities.
At least one person from Speakeasy ended up there, but I can't
remember any feedback.


august1
Adrian Blevins

Mar 9, 2000, 8:53 PM

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I don't think there's money, sadly. Hollins pays for most of the
students they accept, but that's an MA. A lot of Hollins people write
say, a draft and one half of a novel during the MA time, and a lot of
others have written books of poetry, but it's just a one-year deal. So
there are advantages and disadvantages, I guess. But the low-res
places? No money. Or little money. Warren Wilson has some sort of
minority thing going, and I kept wondering how to convince them I was
in the minority, but I couldn't figure out a way...


aeedwards
Arthur Edwards

Mar 15, 2000, 2:04 PM

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Antioch LA has sent out their letters of acceptance. I got a phone
call yesterday from Bernard Cooper stating I should receive a letter
this week (Actually, he was surprised I hadn't received it yet) and
that I needed to respond to it by 3/31. He said the response to the
program this year, especially in fiction, was more than they expected.
Good luck to anybody else who applied to Antioch, LA.


samh
Sam Howie

Mar 15, 2000, 6:32 PM

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Adrian, I'm also accepted to Vermont, waiting to hear from Warren
Wilson. I think we're winners either way, because both programs are
good. Good luck wherever you end up. Perhaps I'll see you one place or
the other. Did you have to pay the $250 to reserve a spot at Vermont ?
Sam


samh
Sam Howie

Mar 15, 2000, 6:35 PM

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Oops! I think my posting was actually directed to champa. I got the
names mixed up. Sam


august1
Adrian Blevins

Mar 15, 2000, 7:52 PM

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I have an MA from Hollins, Sam, but have applied to Warren Wilson. Ten
years ago I did the Hollins thing. I'm OLD. (Well, not really THAT
old, I hope.) I guess we'll hear in April?


samh
Sam Howie

Mar 15, 2000, 8:40 PM

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I'm pretty old myself, but as I understand it, the low-res. programs
are comprised of people of all ages.


august1
Adrian Blevins

Mar 15, 2000, 8:57 PM

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That would be good--people of all ages. Did you apply for poetry or
fiction?


samh
Sam Howie

Mar 15, 2000, 9:58 PM

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Fiction. I love reading poetry, but I'm no poet. You?


august1
Adrian Blevins

Mar 16, 2000, 10:30 AM

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My Hollins MA was in fiction. But, oh, they were terrible, terrible,
terrible stories. Oh, TERRIBLE. Even some were published, but they
were terrible. I'm serious. My BA was in fiction, too, and terrible,
too. The thesis, which was a book of short stories, makes me shake my
head and cry. Anyway, I left Hollins and started teaching in a number
of places and somehow ended up back at Hollins, teaching, and for some
reason started writing poems. I had not written poems since I was a
freshman in college. So I have never studied poetry formally, though
I've been teaching myself what I can and have friends who try to help.
I've always written essays. I want to work these 25 hours on my craft,
and somehow support my children, as well. I wish they would let us
know something.


samh
Sam Howie

Mar 16, 2000, 7:43 PM

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Adrian, I've written many terrible stories, too, though I think we are
our own worst critics, and sometimes too hard on ourselves. Good luck!



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Anne Ursu

Mar 16, 2000, 10:15 PM

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Hi! I know Adrian from the MFA board... I applied to a few schools,
the only mlow res was Warren Wilson but it was close to my favorite
all along, and now with my hubby into Stanford, is defiantely my
favorite. I'll apply to more low-res in the summer if this doesn't
work out (and then read all 345 postings here. Much less daunting than
the MFA one.) But I just wanted to say I'm with you guys.


kstorms
Kris Kurzawa

Mar 17, 2000, 10:08 AM

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Hi everyone! Congratulations on acceptances to Vermont College!
Waiting patiently for Bennington and Warren Wilson to swing the
ax....arrrgh. But even if nothing happens, I took the first step
yesterday to connect with other writers to start a once-a-month
writer's group. I had to do something in the meantime! Good luck
everyone and hang in there! Kris


august1
Adrian Blevins

Mar 17, 2000, 1:46 PM

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It IS lonely out here, out of school, just you and the page and the
spring. Yet I've tried some local workshops, and for some reason they
annoy me, I think because it seems I critique more than I get
critiqued--you know those critiques where they say "this is good," and
"this is working," and nothing else? And you know it isn't true...I
like the way WW seems to be set up--you and maybe four others and your
faculty writer. I wish I knew whose those faculty writers were going
to be, though.


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e-mail user

Mar 17, 2000, 4:42 PM

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At least you've got the spring. I've got snow on the ground. dmh


august1
Adrian Blevins

Mar 18, 2000, 9:58 AM

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Oh, yes, the spring: I, for one, am very thankful. I'll try to send
some your way.


champa
Champa Bilwakesh

Mar 18, 2000, 4:29 PM

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Hi Sam Congratulations on the accaptence to VC. I live in Andover MA
so the proximity is very attractive. I was also quite impressed at the
open house and so am looking forward to June. Yes I did send in my
deposit, I didn't think there is a choice. I just want to know if I
got inot WW, i may not accept. I ma glad finally there is someone else
here going to VC!

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