Alumna Mariam Williams named Project Director for PACSCL’s Chronicling Resistance

Alumna Mariam Williams (MFA ’17) has been hired as Project Director for Chronicling Resistance, a Pew Center for Arts and Heritage-funded project of the Pennsylvania Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries. This project will highlight the history of resistance movements in the Philadelphia region as reflected in member collections, as well as develop new ways … Read more of Alumna Mariam Williams named Project Director for PACSCL’s Chronicling Resistance

Alumna Mimi Mondal is a Finalist for the Hugo Award

2017 MFA alumna Mimi Mondal is a finalist for the Hugo Award, science fiction’s highest honor, for Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler, which she co-edited with Alexandra Pierce. The anthology collects essays, articles, and interviews that draw connections between celebrated science fiction author Butler and writers around the world. Mondal, who was born in India and lives in … Read more of Alumna Mimi Mondal is a Finalist for the Hugo Award

What IS an interdisciplinary fellowship? Part 2: Interview with Alex Luke

This fall, the Rutgers-Camden MFA in Creative Writing launched a new fellowship for admitted students, the Interdisciplinary Fellowship. For two semesters, Interdisciplinary Fellows meet with a faculty mentor from a discipline that interests them and pursues an independent course of study that supports their creative work. While most writers take for granted that they will explore … Read more of What IS an interdisciplinary fellowship? Part 2: Interview with Alex Luke

What IS an Interdisciplinary Fellowship, Anyway? Interview with Dani Oliver

This fall, the Rutgers-Camden MFA in Creative Writing launched a new fellowship for admitted students, the Interdisciplinary Fellowship. For two semesters, Interdisciplinary Fellows meet with a faculty mentor from a discipline that interests them and pursues an independent course of study that supports their creative work. While most writers take for granted that they will … Read more of What IS an Interdisciplinary Fellowship, Anyway? Interview with Dani Oliver

The Low-Down on Applying to RUC’s MFA

Wondering what it takes to get into Rutgers University-Camden’s MFA program? This summer, Robin Tung of Affording the MFA interviewed program director Lauren Grodstein about funding, aesthetics, and common application blunders.  Her best advice? “Work hard on that writing portfolio! Spend time on it, put it in a drawer, take it out, read it again. The … Read more of The Low-Down on Applying to RUC’s MFA