Sunday, December 4, 2016

Making your way without an MFA?

So you don't have an MFA and are not likely to ever have one, can you still be a writer, a poet and successfully express yourself in words? Read this article and see what this poet says.

I like that Sonja  Johanson says MFA courses don't teach  craft and we can find craft classes on our own without paying tons of money for a college degree. I spent many years studying the writing craft in classes at John C. Campbell Folk School and at Tri-County Community College as well as other workshops and classes in the region. Most of the good poets I know have done the same. 
Read Sonja's article and let us know what you think.


Elephant's Child said...

I hope there is always room for the self-taught.

Glenda Council Beall said...

I agree, EC. We learn what to write about from living our own lives and taking classes with good instructors on basics of writing makes it possible for anyone to be a good writer.