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My Low-Residency MFA

By Anu Bharadwaj

About two years ago, I realized that I was serious about writing.  I was already spending whatever time I had left from my full-time job and my family to write.  I’d discovered Grub Street, participated in fiction workshops, and read books about writing.  I attended writers’ conferences – The Muse and the Marketplace, Bread Loaf, etc.

August 24, 2012 | Info

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Love Notes

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Yesterday I was mulling over things to say in an anniversary card to my husband. What could I write about two years of marriage, six years together, that hasn't been said?

Here’s what I came up with:

I love you. You rock. I like your eyelashes.

How was it that I could write blog posts, essays, an entire novel, and not think of things to say to the one person I cherish most in this world? Everything seemed generic, vague

August 14, 2012 | Nadine Kenney Johnstone

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Friday Five-0: It's Never Too Late

Dear Friday Five-0:  I only caught the literary bug last year. That being said, my “too-cool-for-school” – more like too cool for books- attitude hijacked most of my years as a young reader.  As a writer, I now feel as if I’m at a disadvantage. Is it beneficial to have that foundation, and should I start reading through the young- adult cannon to build a more credible literary base?  ~  Brittany

August 3, 2012 | Jenna Blum

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This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain on IVF. Any Questions?

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It was the same as any other Grub Street class—insightful instructor, dedicated workshoppers—but it was different in one way. The workshop I took in the fall of 2011 happened to coincide with my IVF cycle.

This was my plan:

During the first few weeks of Stace’s Ten Weeks Ten Stories class, I’d take the hormones, then I’d have the egg retrieval and the embryo transfer somewhere around week five

July 18, 2012 | Nadine Kenney Johnstone

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Storytelling and the Search for Self by Abby Holtzman

Abby Holtzman just graduated from Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts and will be attending Swarthmore College in the fall. The Drum was fascinated by her Senior Year Project on Storytelling and the Search for Self, and asked her to write about it for us.

High School, for me, was not the greatest thing since sliced bread

July 3, 2012 | The Drum

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