Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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.)

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