No MFA? No Problem!
Friday, March 25, 2022
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm
MFA programs are not the only way to improve writing skills and craft a robust literary life: independent creative writing organizations can be more inclusive alternatives that can allow a wider range of aspiring writers to build community and careers. Join Redbud Writing Project cofounders and three successful authors who have learned from, taught at, or been inspired by various non-MFA institutions, such as Clarion and Grubstreet. Learn how you can grow, publish, and thrive without an MFA.
Arshia Simkin is the cofounder of the Redbud Writing Project, a creative writing institution in Raleigh, North Carolina. A former lawyer, she was one of three winners of the 2020 CRAFT Flash Fiction contest; her work has appeared in Crazyhorse and received honorable mention in the James Hurst Prize for Fiction.
Emily Cataneo is the cofounder of the Redbud Writing Project, a creative writing institution in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is also a writer of fiction and nonfiction whose work has appeared in Indiana Review, Smokelong Quarterly, cream city review, the Guardian, Slate, NPR, the Baffler, and many more.
Jaymee Goh writes, reviews, and edits speculative fiction. Her work has been published in Science Fiction Studies, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. She is a graduate from the Clarion Workshop and works for Tachyon Publications.