Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Piece On MFA Programs

I noticed a little piece on popular fiction MFA's today. It's called here: "Everybody Wants Their Writing Program To Rival Iowa. Why?"

The author mentions Seton Hill and Western State College of Colorado, but he has some rather wonderful things to say about the program I work for. And I get a mention by name!

Here's the quote:

"The Stonecoast Program of the University of Southern Maine is getting rave reviews by the US News and World Reports, listing it in the top ten low-residency programs in the country. Among the programs that explicitly teach genre writing, this is the one that's most likely to open professional doors for you. Stonecoast is becoming a recognizable name among academic circles, and the faculty is probably the reason why. Living legends like Elizabeth Hand, Patricia Smith, David Mura, and James Patrick Kelly teach here. Rising stars in their genres, Scott Wolven and David Anthony Durham teach here. If I were looking for another MFA, this is probably the program I'd pursue. Again, in a low-residency model, faculty matters more than anything else. The faculty listing at Stonecoast's genre faculty sounds like the table of contents in Year's Best Anthologies."

Can't argue with that. The full article is HERE.

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3 Comments:

Blogger A. Hartman Adams said...

Oh, HELL yeah!

7:28 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Rock on, Stonecoast!

11:21 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Exactly.

Nice pun, Nancy. ;)

1:47 PM  

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