The Wednesday Web Browser: Teaching, Learning, Workshopping
Building on the interest generated last week, The New Yorker is running an online poll for those with MFA degrees. Questions include: What do you think of your MFA in creative writing? Was it worth it? Have you pursued a career in writing (freelance counts)? If so, is it the same genre of writing you got your degree in? Go ahead and answer–the poll is anonymous.
Erin O’Connor provides an excellent take on Rachel Toor’s latest “Page Proof” column, the subject of which is “writing like a doctor” (think mainly “doctor of philosophy”).
And then, on the McSweeney’s site, there’s Tanya Rey’s “Comments Written by Actual Students Extracted from Workshopped Manuscripts at a Major University.” (Thanks to the One Story blog for the tip.)