The Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon is one of the most prestigious writing programs in the country. This program is run like a writing workshop. Students will write individual works that will be critiqued by their classmates. Students who complete this course will graduate with an MFA (Master of Fine Arts). To learn more about the program’s history, click here….
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The University of Iowa has one of the United States’s most prestigious writing programs. This school’s MFA program is extremely competitive, especially when it comes to international students. This school only accepts about 50 new students each year, 25 for fiction, and 25 for poetry. This small number includes both International students and students from the United States….
The University of New York is one of the state’s best-known universities. During the last ten years, the school has become even more popular. The school receives applications from over 60,000 prospective students each year, which is over 90% more applications that they received ten years ago. Of course, not everyone who applies gets into the school. Just slightly over 25% of the students who apply to the school are accepted. Needless to say, it’s no simple feat to become a student of this elite university….
The Boston University MFA Creative Writing Program in Fiction and Poetry is one of the country’s oldest and well-respected MFA programs. This program is highly competitive and selective. Less than 5% of the students who apply for this program are accepted. If this shows anything, it shows that this program only accepts the best students….
As you sit and stare at a blank screen, trying to come up with an introductory paragraph, it can be difficult to recognize the true power of the essay. Essays are tools that we can use to shed light on situations that are intimate to us, situations that our own personal experience can hopefully bring enlightenment and meaning to someone else. There is an incredible amount of power that can be wrapped up in the thousand plus words of an essay. This method of reaching others has become increasingly popular with celebrities, especially female celebrities who have chosen to use the power of their voice to bring attention to the many facets of feminism and gender equality that woman come face to face with every day….
Everyone has something to say, don’t they? We are currently living in a political and emotional climate that generates strong opinions and fierce emotions. Unfortunately, many depend on memes, short tweets and three-sentence status updates to relay messages and feelings. This is something that seems to have become the norm for everyone from the average student to the most powerful leaders in the world. Amidst this informational clutter, you need a strong voice that can rise above, a strong voice with a message that people want to listen to. But, who is it that we want to listen to? We listen to those with powerful voices, important messages and those that have a sense of familiarity attached to them, such as a celebrity….
Museums are primarily educational institutions. Through many years, they have been clichéd to be boring because people perceive them as entertaining facilities (which they are not). And with the winter coming closer, you may want to consider some alternatives to walks and late outdoor evening. So, why not get your friends and visit some interesting exhibitions? Who knows, maybe apart from having a great time you will learn some useful information that will not only make you a more intelligent person but also help your college studies! Your impression from visiting a museum depends much on your expectations, and if you build up the right “looking forward,” you might spend time with use and pleasure….
The holidays are coming and days are becoming less and less productive. You think about Christmas, presents and what you’re going to do during your time free of studies, and this feeling of excitement is just too much – it doesn’t let you concentrate on end-of-the-semester assignments so important for your overall academic progress….
The City of Literature is a global program created by UNESCO in 2004 as a part of Creative Cities Network initiative. It is designed to strengthen the collaboration and promote the connection between cities that pay the tribute to the role that literature played in their urban growth.
There are certain criteria that communities must meet to become the City of Literature. Iowa City joined the program in 2008 undoubtedly satisfying all those criteria as its writing, and literary legacy is just too big to ignore. Firstly, Iowa City was one of the first places where creative writing was taught at the university level. Secondly, the town has numerous literary, educational institutions recognized not only by the USA but by the whole world. They explore advanced ways of teaching, support newly-minted as well as established writers and contribute to the global study of literature itself. All these factors taken together make Iowa City a unique place for authors and literary lovers. So, no wonder it is recognized by UNESCO as well….
You may be surprised, but the culture of organizing holiday markets right before Christmas is not that American. It actually came from Germany, like bratwurst and hot mulled wine that you love so much. Holiday markets are usually accompanied by different events and concerts that add up to your Christmas spirit and the urge to buy presents for your family and friends. The truth is that you just can’t leave out such an experience because, otherwise, your holiday will not be complete. But don’t worry, Iowa City has taken care of that and will make sure you won’t miss a thing….