The Writers and Readers Symposium

The Writers and Readers Symposium will take place at the Hemingbough convention center located in St. Francisville, Louisiana on February 17. Award-winning authors Catherine Savage Brosman, M.O. Walsh, John Kemp, Michael Rubin, and Genaro Ky Ly smith will discuss their works and sign their books that will be for sale. Registration will last from 8:30 to 9:00 on the day of the event, and tickets will cost $65.00 at the door. There will also be lunch served at noon, where the audience can eat with these authors, and a novel image art show, which will display art work for the audience to choose first, second, and third places.

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Creative Writing @ The University of Alabama

Established in 1973, The University of Alabama’s Creative Writing Program guides graduate-level writers along the pathway of how to write like a professional. The Master of Fine Arts, or MFA, degree in creative writing is

a studio/academic course of study, designed to accommodate imaginative and intellectual diversity. Students enroll in writing workshops, forms courses, and literature classes, thereby gaining exposure to a broad range of writing models and experimenting with a variety of strategies and forms. Guided development of each writer’s talents culminates in a complete, carefully conceived thesis, typically a book-length manuscript.

The MFA program at UA offers its students the option to study poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and cross-genre, and some students choose to study more than one genre. The program takes three years to complete, though it is possible to remain in the program for a fourth year.

The program’s website offers more information about courses and financial support. For any additional information, contact information for faculty is also available there.

To compare the Creative Writing MFA at the University of Alabama to other programs around the US, visit Poets & Writers magazine’s 2018 guide to MFA programs.