By Corrine Jackson
For the first time ever, Spalding University is inviting students, alumni, and those curious about our MFA in Writing program to attend our first Virtual Residency. Our top-rated low residency MFA program nurtures our students through intellectual challenges and emotional support.
What is a low residency program? Each semester kicks off with a residency—a vibrant burst of inspiration, learning, and bonding with other students and faculty. We share meals. We attend museums and arts performances to explore the interrelatedness of the arts. We discuss books or scripts in common by a featured author and by faculty members who share their creative process and discuss their path to publication or production. We meet with eminent visiting writers, stretch ourselves creatively through cross-genre exploration, and relax after hours in the beautiful lobby of the historic Brown Hotel, our four-star “dormitory” for residencies in Louisville. And this year, we’re inviting you follow our residency on social media.
Who should should follow along? Current students and faculty will find updates and opportunities to discuss lectures and events. Alumni will have the opportunity to take part in events from afar, enjoying the writing fellowship of other students and alumni. If you’re thinking about attending a MFA program, our Virtual Residency will give you a sneak peek at the types of events that take place at a residency.
Where does the Virtual Residency take place? Follow #SpaldingMFA on Twitter or like our Facebook page for posts, event details, and writing tips. We’ll be live tweeting lectures, readings, and more. We encourage everyone to join in the conversation.
We look forward to “seeing” you!
Corrine Jackson is a Spalding alum (Fiction) who graduated in 2012. She is the author of four young adult novels, including If I Lie and the Sense Thieves trilogy.