JOB Workshop Students

Applying to Creative Writing Programs – I

Northstar Ballroom B, L2 March 3, 2016 9:30 am - 10:45 am

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Micah Hicks


Micah Hicks, Arkansas Tech University (AR)


Emily Rose Cole, Southern Illinois University (IL)
Rochelle Hurt, University of Cincinnati (OH)
Brenda Peynado, University of Cincinnati (OH)

Panelists will share tips on making it through the competitive admissions process for M.F.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in creative writing. They will discuss how each of these Creative Writing programs differs from the others, how to recognize a good Creative Writing program, how a Creative Writing program can help your writing, and how to get the most out of a Creative Writing program once you are accepted. Plenty of time will be budgeted for Q&A with the audience.

Cole is working on an M.F.A. in Poetry at SIU. Hurt has an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is working on her Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati. Peynado has an M.F.A. from Florida State University and is working on a Ph.D. in Fiction. Hicks, a former Student Advisor for Sigma Tau Delta, has an M.A. in Fiction from Southern Mississippi University and a Ph.D. in Fiction from Florida State University.