Thursday, January 17, 2008

Murray State University

Although Murray State University is not in Nashville, it is about two hours north in Murray, KY., a lot of us consider it the mid-state area. ( If you come from wide-open spaces, you know what I mean!) I thought I would show you a little of the campus where I attended classes for my 10-day residency.

Murray State calls itself Kentucky's Public Ivy University and receives high marks from college-ranking publications. The university offers more than 64 undergraduate and 42 graduate majors. A unique program included in the graduate school is the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing in which I am enrolled. As a note of explanation, a low-residency program is one where students attend classes, workshops, lectures, etc. for 8-12 days on campus a couple of times each year. During the rest of the semester, students complete work at home, sending in packets electronically or via snail mail. In our program, we read 7-10 books per semester, write papers about those books, and hand in 20-30 pages of work in our genre (nonfiction, fiction or poetry).

Tomorrow, I'll show you the school libraries.


GMG said...

It looks a nice place to go...
Left a blogger's gift for you at the end of my last post on Blogtrotter. Hope you like it! Enjoy!

quin[tarantino] said...

Nice gate!