Aug 29, 2008, 10:13 AM
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Re: [MattElz] CUNY Nonfiction MFA Hunter, CCNY, Queens
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I'm about to start an MFA at Queens College in fiction. It's a new and promising program, with an excellent faculty that seems willing to bend over backward to make it a great experience for the students. Classes are in the late afternoon or evening, and the mood is exciting and ambitious. I'm thrilled to be there.
Queens doesn't have an official nonfiction track, but since I've got a dual fascination with fiction and nonfiction I may attempt a hybrid MFA to cover both genres. I have to discuss it further with the director, Nicole Cooley, but she seems amenable to working with me on this. So I recommend you consider Queens, since it seems likely that they'll have a nonfiction track at some point soon, and certainly the more interest from potential students, the more likely it is that will happen.
There's also the Writer's Institute at CUNY's Graduate Center, which is a non-degree program, but seems terrific - definitely worth a look. http://www.cuny.edu/creativewriting
Feel free to contact me off list if you'd like to discuss this further. Best of luck to you!