The Portable MFA in Creative Writing

The Core Essentials Taught to MFA Students That Will Improve Your Craft
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The Portable MFA in Creative Writing

The Core Essentials Taught to MFA Students That Will Improve Your Craft
by The New York Writers Workshop
Writer's Digest Books, 2006
ISBN 978-1-58297-350-0
$16.99 paperback, 256 pages

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About the Book
Have you always wanted to get an MFA, but couldn’t because of the cost, time commitment, admission requirements? Well now’s your chance to fulfill that dream without having to devote tons of money or time. The Portable MFA gives you all of the essential information you would learn in an MFA program in one book. It covers fiction, memoirs, personal essays, magazine articles, poetry, and playwriting. This book will give you:

  • Inspiration and tips on revision, stamina, and productivity
  • Clear instruction on the craft behind the art
  • Detailed reading lists to expand your literary horizons
  • Exercises to improve your writing endeavors

Those who heed the advice in The Portable MFA will gain the wisdom and experience of some of today’s greatest teaching minds, all for the price of a book.


About
The New York Writers Workshop
The New York Writers Workshop is the only teacher-founded, teacher-run writing collective in New York City. It offers courses to writers of all levels on short stories, novels, nonfiction, and other disciplines. The rapidly growing group also co-hosts a webzine at www.ducts.org and runs a monthly reading series.

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