From the Magazine

A Distinguished Degree: Eight Elements of Unique MFA Programs

Dana Isokawa

From programs with a social justice focus to editorial training and degrees in translation, many MFA programs feature unique elements beyond the traditional workshop model. Here, we round up eight programs across the country that offer something a little different.

Academic Alternatives: The DIY MFA

Michael Bourne

From Julia Fierro’s Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop in Brooklyn to Edan Lepucki’s Writing Workshops Los Angeles, writers across the country are launching their own community-based workshops as a viable alternative to the traditional writing path.