This blog’s site statistics show that more than a few people arrive here having searched for information on the Sewanee School of Letters, which I first mentioned in November 2005. While not a typical low-residency program–its summer study sessions last several weeks–this program, with options to pursue an M.A. in English or an M.F.A. in creative writing, seems especially well-suited to those who have chunks of summertime available. Schoolteachers, for example.
And that’s where the update comes in. I’ve just received an e-mail from the program’s director. Among other things, I learned this: “We now have three tuition scholarships, donated by the Altemeier and Sommers families of Sewanee, earmarked for public school teachers (two of these are new this year and are intended for members of the 2009 entering class).” Plus: “Our schedule now overlaps with that of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference for a few days, and its readings and lectures have significantly enhanced our students’ experience of Sewanee.”
I’ve added this information to our page on funding for low-res programs. And if you want to learn more about the Sewanee School of Letters, do check out its Web site.