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Saturday, October 13 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
What an MFA in Creative Writing Can Do for You (And What It Can't)

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In this informal discussion session, Lesley University MFA faculty Janet Pocorobba and Danielle Legros Georges and alumna Heather Hughes will engage participants, and offer their experiences in and viewpoints on MFA programs: from practical advice, to statements of conviction, to cautionary tales. Topics may include artistic faith and the value of community, how to choose the best writing program for you, the difference between full-time and low-residency programs, nurturing confidence in developing one’s craft, the importance of diversity in writing culture and writing programs, and common concerns of emerging writers. If your BBF day has inspired you to jumpstart your writing career, come with your burning questions about pursuing an MFA! Sponsored by Lesley University.

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Danielle Legros Georges

Danielle Legros Georges is a professor of creative writing and the interim director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Lesley University. She is the author of two books of poems, The Dear Remote Nearness of You and Maroon; the chapbook Letters from Congo; and editor of... Read More →
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Heather Hughes

Heather Hughes hangs her heart in her native Miami and in Somerville. She is an associate editor at Harvard University Press and letterpress tutor at the Bow & Arrow Press, as well as a writer for Mass Poetry online and an editorial associate for Scoundrel Time. Her poems appear in The... Read More →
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Janet Pocorobba

Janet Pocorobba is an associate professor at Lesley University and the associate director of their low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing. She received her MFA from Lesley in June 2006. Her memoirs, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Rumpus,Harvard Review, The Writer... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Emmanuel Parish Hall 15 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, USA