Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Gores missed the synedoche

Date: 06 Mar 2009

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    In a message dated 3/6/09 3:09:34 PM, writes:
    > It may be worth remembering that MFA programs are by their nature highly
    > hermetic.  One pursues an MFA if one wants to be an MFA-type writer; is this
    > fact either a big secret or nonsensical?  Attending an MFA program if one wants
    > to be a popular or "genre" writer makes about as much sense as attending a
    > culinary institute if one wants to be a fireman. (Note: the term "genre" is not
    > one I like, but I'm quoting at least one other Avian who's used that term in
    > this thread.)

    really? I've been seriously considering getting into an MFA program to kill 2 birds with 1 stone. the first would be, I'd write a novel as my thesis. and while I know I don't need to be in a program to write a novel, I thought if I could get a masters degree at the same time, allowing me to teach college if I so chose, then- bonus

    and of course, I have no intentions of being anything BUT a genre writer

    John Lau

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