For increasing numbers of writers, MFA programs are an entry to the publishing world. How does this trend affect writers without the degree? What kinds of nonacademic credentials can help all writers in their careers? How does one become part of a literary community? What are the attitudes towards writers who do not teach? This diverse panel discusses the increasing cross-pollination between writers with MFAs and writers with other academic degrees that create a stronger literary community.
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Earlier Event: January 27In Conversation with Jason Diamond at Politics and Prose
Later Event: February 10Fiction Stranger Than Fiction: An AWP Offsite Reading