Tuesday, January 18, 2011

FREE PREVIEW of Low-Res MFA Handbook

Tempted to pick up a copy of The Low-Residency MFA Handbook, but want to see the goods first? Thanks to technology, my publisher has created a brief online preview wherein you can read the Preface and get to know the Table of Contents a bit better.

CLICK HERE for a preview of The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Students.

If you like what you see, here are a few places you can order online:
Powell’s Books  
Continuum Books

The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Students features 49 programs and 150+ interviews….

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Low-Residency MFAs
Chapter 2: Is the Low-Residency Model Right for Me?
Chapter 3: The Selection Process
Chapter 4: The Application Process
Chapter 5: Funding
Chapter 6: The Programs
Chapter 7: The Residency Experience
Chapter 8: Non-Residency Semesters
Chapter 9: Pedagogical Preparation
Chapter 10: Learning from Experience
Chapter 11: Life After the MFA
Chapter 12: AWP Membership & Services
Appendix A: Extended Interviews
Appendix B: Quick Reference
Appendix C: Additional Resources


“What an invaluable handbook! Lori A. May has done her research, knows her stuff, and, what's best, lets the programs speak for themselves through her extensive interviews. There's a chorus of quotes from faculty, students, and graduates in The Low-Residency MFA Handbook. Anyone making the decision to apply for an MFA should consult this wise guide. May's clarity and authority make it a gold standard."  
- Molly Peacock, author of The Second Blush

The Low-Residency MFA Handbook is an important book, not only for prospective students, but for program faculty and administrators as well. This guide will prove invaluable for students preparing to apply for low-residency MFA programs and will inform them of what to expect once they gain acceptance. The low-residency MFA in creative writing is increasingly popular, and there has been a lack of resources available to students, faculty and administrators. The Low-Residency MFA Handbook fills that void." 
- Derick Burleson, author of Melt


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