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MFA Creative Writing


What Are Your Grammar Pet Peeves? by MFA Student Deborah Paquin

February 19, 2020 by Deborah Paquin | English

I was sitting at a Subway sandwich shop prior to class and saw their hand-written sign: “We do not except $50 bills.” I let the worker know that the sign had a typo and that it should say, accept. He gave me a blank stare, then asked me what type of sandwich I wanted. The

Write to Read Connecting Members of the Local Literary Community

February 17, 2020 by Jason Thornberry | English

In celebration of Black History Month, Natashia Déon is the featured artist for the latest installment of Write to Read. But what exactly is Write to Read? How did one graduate student create a reading series that attracts not only his peers, but members of the Southern California community? It was the middle of Matt

Why Chapman MFA By Elena Goodenberger

January 22, 2020 by Elena Goodenberger | English

When I first visited Chapman University at the ripe age of sixteen, I have to admit that the number one thing that attracted me to the school was its proximity to Disneyland. As a kid from Oregon who frequently made PowerPoints (complete with airfare options, hotel prices, rental car coupons, and MapQuest directions) to convince

So you’re in an MFA program–now what? A guest post by MFA Candidate Ariel N. Banayan

September 17, 2019 by Ariel N. Banayan | English

Fear and Loathing in an MFA Before I started the MFA in Creative Writing program at Chapman University, my understanding of an MFA student wasn’t accurate. I imagined stereotypical nerds dropping words like preposterous, obfuscation, pellucidity, and sesquipedalian into day-to-day conversations to prove a point about their fancy craft, whatever that meant. Honestly, I knew

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