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Fall Course Schedules

Ever wonder what a typical MFA student’s semester looks like? We hope the variety of answers below will give you some idea of the classes we’ve taken this fall, and how our time is divided between teaching/working and being a student.

Fiction

J.R. Dawson
University of Southern Maine – Stonecoast

Mine works a tad different because I’m at a low-res. This semester, I’m working on a steampunk YA novel with David Anthony Durham. I have a reading list and 25 pages due every month.

Sarah Abbott
University of Kentucky

Tuesdays

2:00-3:15 pm
Intro to Imaginative Writing (TA grading assignment)

5:00-7:30 pm
Workshop

Thursdays

2:00-3:15 pm
Intro to Imaginative Writing (TA grading assignment)

3:30-4:45 pm
Modern Irish Poetry

Jennifer Obi
Northern Arizona University

Mondays

3:00-5:30 pm
Fiction Writing Workshop

7:00-9:30 pm
Graduate Literary Studies

Thursdays

12:45-3:15 pm
Workshop in Creative Nonfiction

Poetry

Caitlin Neely
University of Virginia

Mondays

2:00-4:30 pm
Poetry workshop

Tuesdays

1:00-3:15 pm
The Poetics of Ecstasy

Gillian Douple
Columbia College Chicago

Mondays

Work in the Writing Center

Tuesdays

Work in the Writing Center

Wednesdays

1:00-4:50 pm
Project-Based Poetics (studies projects/create your own project)

6:00-9:50 pm
MFA Workshop I

Thursdays

Composition Theory and Praxis

Non-fiction

Martina Clark
Stony Brook University—Southampton and Manhattan campuses

Tuesdays

2:20-5:10 pm
Special Topic: What We Write About When We Write About Love

Wednesdays

5:20-8:10 pm
Forms of Fiction: Novel

Thursdays

5:20-8:10 pm
Forms of Creative Nonfiction: Memoir

Whittier Strong
University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Sundays

3:00-6:00 pm
Tutoring in Writing Center

Tuesdays

9:45-11:45 am
Teaching: Introduction to Academic Writing

Wednesdays

2:15-5:15 pm
American Realism and Modernism
Topic: The role of money in literature

6:00-9:00 pm
Nonfiction Writers’ Workshop

Thursdays

9:45-11:45 am
Introduction to Academic Writing (teaching)

2:00-4:00 pm
Tutoring in Writing Center

6:00-7:30 pm
Until Thanksgiving. 1/3 of the class is being conducted online the summer prior.
Teaching College Composition

Fridays

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Office hours

Minda Honey
University of California, Riverside

Wednesdays

10:10-1:00 pm
Writer’s Life: Lit Strat&Struct

2:10-5:00 pm
Creative Nonfiction

Thursdays

11:10-2:00 pm
Special Topics: Regional Fiction

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