MFA Applications: Writing Your Statement of Purpose - Remote!

Friday, October 8th, 9:00am-12:00pm (EST).
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
20 seats max
Only 4 spots left!

Applying for an MFA? Don't worry about your GRE score, don't worry about your college GPA, because, in most cases, all that matters is your writing sample and your statement of purpose (the dreaded SOP). Many SOPs are as dry as a cracker. Too many MFA applicants treat them as cover letters when they should read more like short personal essays. In this course, we will brainstorm ideas for your SOP and do a lot of in-class writing followed by in-class feedback. You will leave the class with a solid start to the perfect SOP. Come ready to write! 

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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