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In one word the answer is TERMINAL! A Masters in Fine Arts is a terminal degree. A PhD is a terminal degree but a Masters degree is not equivalent to an MFA or a PhD. Wear, use, and remember the letters with pride.

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Come join us for a heaping helping of poetry, fiction, and fun at the Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art on April 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.! The reading will include the work of two fiction writers and two poets. Paul Cunningham’s writing has appeared in publications including Aesthetix, DIAGRAM, A Capella Zoo, Witness, H_NGM_N, The [...]

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Come join us for a double serving of poetry and fiction to amp up your intellect. Our second installment of the 2014 First Year MFA Reading series is this Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The Pool. Jonathan Diaz’s poetry is undergirded by the complexity of the city he grew up in, Los [...]

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The University of Notre Dame Creative Writing Program, the Snite Museum of Art, and Spoken Word club of Notre Dame will co-host the second annual Wham! Bam! Poetry Slam! on March 20th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A poetry slam is a competitive event in which individual poets perform their work and are judged by [...]

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Black Took Collective will be reading at the University of Notre Dame in the Digital Visualization Theater on March 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, the Department of Africana Studies, First Year Studies, and Multicultural [...]

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Sami Schalk ’10 told us about one major benefit to getting her MFA at Notre Dame: “I have been telling a lot of folks recently how much getting the MFA has benefited me in the dissertation writing process. I have no hang-ups about showing my work to people, writing or revising in ways that many [...]

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Professor Valerie Sayers Reading

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We are very happy to announce that current Chair of the English Department and Professor of English Valerie Sayers will be reading selections from her recently re-released novels Brain Fever, Due East, How I Got Him Back, The Distance Between Us, and Who Do You Love at Hammes Bookstore on January 29th, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The reading [...]

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Get out your chisel and hammer and mark this date, time, and place in your stone calendar: November 13th, 7:30 p.m. O’Rourke’s Public House We’ve got three fabulous fabulators (read fiction writers) reading from their freshest work: Mari Christmas, a voice to be reckoned with Leo Costigan, the literary combination of Raymond Carver and Bruce [...]

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Are we ranked?

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I quote our stunning faculty member, Joyelle McSweeney, “Fun as football is for all of us poets, can we maybe discard the idea that MFA programs are rivals trying to push each other out of the rankings, rather than allies trying to make as much space in this lousy world for writing and art as [...]

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