Earlier this week I received an e-mail telling me about a new low-residency MFA in creative writing, to be offered by Western State College of Colorado. There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of information available yet (the program will launch in July 2010), but you can take a look at some descriptive material online, including the following:
“The program will use a “low-residency” format — i.e., master’s candidates will spend only two weeks for three consecutive summers on campus, and during the four academic semesters (fall-spring-fall-spring) between these summer sessions, the candidates will work 1-2-1 with professional writer-mentors online. That means candidates in the program can live and work anywhere during the academic year while pursuing the degree. The program will have three concentrations:
* Commercial/Genre Writing
* Poetry with an Emphasis on Formal Verse
The program will also offer a one-year Certificate in Publishing, to help make writers more savvy about the publishing industry.”
I’ve added it to our ever-popular program list.
Have a great weekend, everyone. See you back here on Monday!