Elizabeth Clementson: Down With MFAs


Elizabeth Clementson: Down With MFAs
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So here’s my advice—if have any aspirations for a place in literary history, don’t attend an MFA program. It won’t inspire you to great literature and you won’t be able to pay back that enormous tuition bill unless you write the carefully crafted plot line that everyone wants, but nobody wants to read.

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most of what she says can be applied to almost any given degree program, can’t it?

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