One of the many benefits of the Low-Residency MFA in Narrative Media Writing are the two required, on campus residencies over the course of the program. These two 8-day residencies allow students to immerse themselves in an intensive writing environment and provide students with the opportunity to build a sense of community with their peers and to engage in a serious, focused study with their faculty mentors. Residencies include daily seminars, craft lectures, panel discussions and readings. Students are also introduced to visiting writers, editors, agents, and other publishing and entertainment-industry professionals giving students additional contact with professionals over and above the mentor relationship.
While on campus, these visiting writers and lecturers perform readings and provide interviews, some of which are captured in a podcast entitled Hear-Tell. All episodes are hosted, produced, and edited by MFA students and alumni from the MFA Narrative Nonfiction concentration. Season 2 features Mississippi Poet Laureate and Author Beth Ann Fennelly who spoke on micro memoirs. Up next will be bestselling author, writer and entrepreneur Paul Kix.
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