Ace Your M.F.A. Application (with Lyzette Wanzer)

Lyzette Wanzer




WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 21—JULY 5  | Have you thought about enrolling in a Creative Writing M.F.A. program but feel intimidated by the application process? Do you fret about how to make your application rise to the top in a stack of fierce competitors? What are the most common application pitfalls, and how can you avoid them? You probably know how competitive these programs are and how exacting the admissions requirements can be. Learn to present each aspect of your application in the strongest light, and avoid both the blunders and the omissions that many of your fellow applicants will make.

During this class, you will complete several drafts of the dreaded “tell us about yourself” statement, compile your literary C.V., understand the differences and (often surprising) variations among graduate programs, and consider which program model may be the best fit for you.

This class is geared for people thinking about applying to an M.F.A. program in fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry; playwrights and screenwriters are also welcome. A laptop, tablet, or notebook computer is required.

Lyzette Wanzer is an Affiliate Artist at Headlands Center for the Arts. She received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Mills College. Her work has appeared in over ten literary journals and books. Lyzette has been awarded six writing residencies and four grants.


Number of sessions: 3

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dates: Wednesdays, June 21 & 28; July 5

Course fee: $230

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