While researching MFA Creative Writing programs, I had two main requirements: it had to be located in New York City and it had to offer classes in writing for children and young adults. The New School matched both of these criteria, but had other benefits as well. Faculty was made up of notable authors, small class size which meant more attention to students and there was access to a network of amazing writers. In my first year, I got to meet renowned authors from my genre. There are only twelve students, including me, in the Writing for Children concentration, and we’ve developed great relationships with each other. We even created a group blog that focuses on children and young adult literature: www.TeenWritersBloc.com. The New School has definitely exceeded my expectations in an MFA program.
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