On Education

Peter Ferry on the Importance of Teaching

I spent five years sitting in a gray, metal cubicle editing junior high school social studies textbooks.  It was dreadful, but when I went to parties, girls (I was in my twenties then) were impressed, so I kept at it.  Then I applied for an editorial director’s job with another house and thought I had […]

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No Horizons: The Post-MFA Blues

Earlier this week, Erin wrote about how she ended up in grad school for creative writing. Today, Katherine talks about what happens after your MFA time is over and real life sets in. So, Vern, our fearless leader, asked us to write about how we ended up here in Chicago being all literary and scholared. […]

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Coming to Chicago: How on Earth Did I End Up Getting An MFA?

Until about halfway through junior year of college, my motto was, “I am never going to graduate school.” I studied English, with a concentration in creative writing, and when I told friends and relatives my major they always asked one of two questions: Are you going to teach? And… Where are you applying for grad […]

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