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Killing the Workshop

November 4, 2015, 4:11 p.m.

This week on the podcast, fellow Switchbacker Colter Ruland comes in to chat with Greg and Rafael about the MFA workshop -- and why it needs to die. OK, that might be an overstatement. But for the past fifty years, practically every MFA program in the country has been using the same tired (or time-tested?) format for their workshops. Perhaps it's time that changed. But if so, how? What alternatives exist to the traditional MFA workshop? Anyone who's been paying attention knows that lots of ink and plenty of pixels have been spilled over just these questions. Unfortunately, no one's come up with a definitive answer -- until now! Listen as Colter, Rafael, and Greg definitely put the matter to rest.




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