Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Summer Workshops with One Story

From One Story magazine:

This summer, One Story will be offering an intimate 6-day writers workshop to help answer the question our editors get asked most often by emerging writers: Should I get a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) degree? The workshop will be held July 25 - 30, 2010, at The Old American Can Factory, the curated arts space that houses our offices in Brooklyn, New York.

The week will include morning workshops, afternoon craft lectures, and evening panels with writers, editors, agents, and MFA directors. All events are designed to give students the practical advice they need to either apply for an MFA or launch their career outside of academia.

We are crafting a unique experience, both practical and creative, for writers who hope for a career in fiction writing. Students will leave with:

  • A workshopped portfolio they can use as their writing sample
  • Advice from MFA directors about what they look for in an applicant
  • A full understanding of the range of MFA and non-MFA options
  • Insight about what an MFA can offer a writer
  • A breakdown of the financial implications of an MFA
  • A community of writers at the same stage of their career
  • Access to One Story editors and authors
  • A look at the wider publishing world from literary agents, editors, and writers

Applications are being accepted between now and May 31, 2010. To learn more, click here.

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