September 15, 2006, Newsletter Issue #78: Choosing a writing program

Tip of the Week

The benefits of studying writing at the college or graduate level are many. You just can't beat a supportive workshop led by a successful writer dedicated to teaching. Small writer's groups tend to bud off classes, and before you know it you're immersed in a fresh, young writerly community, taking advantage of readings and the oh-so-valuable mentor relationships. Some of these connections will last throughout your career.

You must consider matters like expense, whether you can afford to be lashed to a high-maintenance writing department for three years, and whether you in fact NEED three years of instruction.

If graduate study IS for you, take into account what financial assistance a given program is likely to offer you. Who are the writers-in-residence? What are the school's physical surroundings, and would you enjoy living there?

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