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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Good advice from Tayari Jones

Do not go into a lot of debt for your MFA. If you get a full ride and it's out on the prairie somewhere, pack your bonnet and go.

1 comment:

Martha Silano said...

Good advice! Out on the prairie? Um, does she mean a full ride to the Iowa Writer's Workshop? Indeed, I would take them up on that. I wish I'd had Tayari's advice in 1991, when I went many thousands of dollars in debt to NOT get a free ride in nothing close to a prairie. But guess what? I can say with conviction it was worth every penny.