8 posts tagged

MFA Creative Writing

  

So you’re in an MFA program–now what? A guest post by MFA Candidate Elizabeth Chen

February 12, 2019 by Elizabeth Chen | English

When someone tells me that they are a writer, I am never sure what that means without more context. Is it storytelling? Journalism? Blogging? Food and travel reviews? Screenwriting? Stage plays? Ghost writing? Poetry? Experimental? Literary criticism? The style, the voice, the expectations, and the ways one can achieve “success” are different across these professional

Tips for Making Your Podcast the Best it Can Be

October 4, 2018 by Phil Wood | News

As a new MFA in Creative Writing student and longtime podcaster, I was excited to attend the recent GUS workshop titled “The Theory of Podcasting: A Conversational Art.” The class was taught by Mike Gravagno, who is a recent graduate of the MFA, and his cohost of the PopFilter.com podcast, Ryan Haley. I started my

Study Spots and Happenin’ Hangouts Around Campus

October 1, 2018 by Matthew Goldman | News

By Matthew Goldman Graduate Research Assistant Now that the semester is in full swing, you are probably looking for a place where you can finish your 200-page reading assignment for the lit class you’re enrolled in. Or maybe you need to escape the distractions at your house to write that creative piece that’s due for

Working Through Despair and Blockage

September 24, 2018 by Mariam Said | News

By Mariam Said MFA Program Assistant When I first started applying to MFA programs a little more than a year and a half ago, it was for the purpose of finding a writing community. I was in the middle of my second year of teaching, and I was miserable, I wasn’t writing, and I wanted

One Year In: What I’ve Learned About the MFA in Creative Writing

September 4, 2018 by Meg Boyles | News

By Meg Boyles MFA Program Assistant  A year ago, I started the MFA in Creative Writing program at Chapman University. I thought an MFA program would be like one really long, fantastic workshop. Summer  workshops I had taken before showed me that the creative community, the diverse classes, and the serious assignments shaped me into

Tips to make the most of your MFA

August 27, 2018 by Matthew Goldman | News

By Matthew Goldman Graduate Research Assistant Before I began the time-consuming process of applying for MFA programs, I spent hours researching the value of an MFA in Creative Writing. While there were plenty of results that described the MFA as an essential part of an aspiring writer’s career, there were an equal number of dissenting

Wilkinson Alumna Publishes Book Cut The Thread

May 16, 2017 by | News

In September 2016, Chapman University, Wilkinson College alumna, Danielle M. Walters (’10, MFA Creative Writing and MA English) had her first book published, Cut The Thread. About the book: When a man falls from a balcony during a concert of Stravinsky’s Petrushka, a mystery begins to unfold in the local newspaper. In a dreamlike, whimsical vision

Annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) 2017 Conference

January 30, 2017 by Mike Gravagno | News

Next week, graduate students and faculty from the English Department of Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will descend upon Washington D.C. along with 12,000 other authors, poets, students, teachers, editors, and publishers for the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference. From February 8-11, 14 current MFA Creative Writing students