Monday, July 21, 2008

5/8s of the MSU Nonfiction Posse


If you are a regular visitor to Nashville Daily Photo, you may recall that I am working on a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing through Murray State University.  The program is a low-residency program, meaning program participants are on campus 10 days per semester, and the rest of the time we work one our own at home or wherever we may be.  I just returned to Nashville after my second 10-day residency at MSU.

There are about 30 MFA students going through the two-year program, and our ages range from 20s to 60s, I think.  Each student chooses a genre - nonfiction, fiction, poetry or writing for children.  There are eight of us in literary nonfiction, and we are a pretty tight group even though most of us have known each other for - at most - six months and have had very little contact except during residencies.  The five of us shown above had lunch together yesterday before the end of classes.  We are, from left to right:  Jacqueline Howe, Caitlin Chester, Julia Gregg, Moi (flat hair due to the heat and humidity!) and Rachel Johnson.  Unable to join us were Jacklyn Wolfe, Leigh Wright and Roger Stanley.

6 comments:

Jim said...

Looks like everyone is having a good time.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think this is a neat group. The photo makes it look like everyone is having fun.

Lynette said...

Super, superb, splendid--wow! Y'all are something else. Thanks for sharing about your time at MSU, working on the MFA, Chris. Wow, I'm in awe of y'all.

Virginia said...

Being in the trenches together can be a very bonding experience. Glad ya'll got to have some fun along with all that work!

smilnsigh said...

Great shot for memories, hu? :-)

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Ming the Merciless said...

Congratulations on completing your 2nd on-campus session.

Hope you girls didn't drive the professors mad. :-)