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 Posted: Sun Apr 12th, 2015 07:33 pm
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Mana: 
Anyone who wants to be a writer in America will sooner or later confront the question: To M.F.A or not to M.F.A.?

For anyone considering MFA programs. This is a very good, balanced, informative and realistic read. About money, creativity and careers.

Link is below.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/education/edlife/12edl-12mfa.html?_r=0

From the article:

“We can only publish so much,” Mr. Harrison says. “I have to sound a cautionary note: M.F.A. programs make money off of people’s dreams. Everyone in the system is implicated. Writers, too. It’s a bit of a house of cards. One hopes people at least understand the odds and how difficult it can be.”

Including the odds of teaching at college, which many hope to do with the terminal degree. Last year, there were just 112 tenure-track creative writing positions.

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Mana: 
Thanks for this - very timely -
and an important question to roll over in one's mind.

-kato

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A good read.

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