The Mature MFA: Going Back to School as an Older Student

Shannon Reed
From the September/October 2015 issue of
Poets & Writers Magazine

Shannon Reed’s friends didn’t quite understand her decision to go back to school at the age of thirty-eight to earn an MFA. For writers thinking about returning to school as an older student, Reed provides a primer for what to expect, soliciting sage advice from several writers who made the same decision.