Category: Helpful

The MFA in Creative Writing: For Those Who Need to Write

This is a guest post by Michael Samuels (fiction 2015), who interviewed CW Program Director Karl Kirchwey for his take on the Creative Writing MFA. For Karl Kirchwey, prize-winning poet, translator, and director of creative writing at BU, existential questions surround the school’s prestigious Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. The top-ranked program, […]

Women in Literary Arts (WILA) Conference

BU Alumna, Erin Belieu, along with Cate Marvin are planning a Women in Literary Arts Conference, and there is a considerable amount of excitement about the proposed conference, and I think a lot of our grads, and current students may be interested in attending. It’s likely to be in the Boston area, either in late […]

UPDATE: Some Useful Thesis Related Information

Supplement to the Graduate School’s Guide for the Thesis Writer: Formatting the Thesis: The Graduate School has provided a detailed and specific guide to assist you in formatting your thesis. Go pick one up at room 112 and study it. You will need to meet with Martha Khan to have your formatting checked and corrected. […]

Teaching Advice from a Former Teaching Fellow

Teaching your own undergraduate course at BU is a great learning experience. You make your own syllabus i.e. make students read whatever you want, whatever you think is good literature and worth learning from. Hearing their thoughts on the assigned reading is also rewarding. But first you have to make sure that they are actually doing the […]