Opportunities for Graduates
As of May 2013, the Spalding MFA Program has 467 alumni. Our alumni and students have published and produced more than 250 books/plays/films. For the full list, click here.
Our alumni association has a website and newsletter, called SOARING. See http://www.spaldingmfaalum.com. The association also maintains a Facebook page for alumni, students, and faculty (facebook.com/groups/SpaldingMFAalumni/).
Alumni are encouraged to continue sending their writing news to the Program newsletters On Extended Wings. With each issue, many alums are included in our Life of a Writer column. To submit to the newsletter, alumni send their writerly news to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During each spring residency we have a Homecoming weekend, where alumni can visit with each other, students, faculty, and staff. At Homecoming the program provides a variety of special sessions, such as “Life after the MFA” talks, social gatherings, lectures, panels discussions, readings, lectures on the craft or the writing life, discussions on publishing, and other events.The alumni association sponsors a reading Celebration of Recently Published Books by Alumni, where our alumni read from books published within the last year. The Celebration Reading is followed by a book signing. The Celebration reading is followed by SPLoveFest, a book fair that offers books by alumni and students and that allows alumni and students to display their artistic ventures or to promote their blogs, websites, online journals, and more.
At each residency up to eight Post Graduate Residency Assistants, who are alumni, are selected to attend. These PRGAs assist with Workshops and help the MFA staff in many ways. At the end of the week, if time allows, they participate in a public reading of their own work-in-progress. We continue to look for ways to support our alumni; it is a goal of our Program.Through the MFA portal page on my.spalding.edu, alumni may keep updated with MFA Program news and listen to residency faculty lectures.
For information about participating in the residency as a residency-only student, contact Karen at email@example.com. Residency-only students are included if space is available in the workshop and participate in the residency as any student. The fee is $1,620 for the entire residency, which included residency group meals, events, and curriculum sessions. (Alumni are welcome to ask about scholarships for residency only.)
Alumni and guests may attend summer residencies as vacationers or participants. (Read on for more information.) Previous destinations have been Paris, London and Bath, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Rome/Tuscany, and Dublin/Galway. Our international destinations for 2014 is Prague/Berlin.
<p align=”center”><strong>The 2014 Summer Residency in Prague/Berlin (July 11-23)</strong></p>
In July 2014, the Spalding MFA in Writing Program travels to Prague, then Berlin.
<p align=”center”><strong>Enrollment and Deadline</strong></p>
Students may sign up for the 2014 residency between November 2013 and before February 1, 2014 (for current students) or March 30, 2014 (for incoming students). The earlier a student signs up with EF College Study Tours, the lower the monthly payment.
Registration for the Summer 2014 semester opens October 22, 2013, via WebAdvisor, which is accessible through the Spalding MFA portal page. Deadline to register is February 28 for current students, March 30 for incoming students.
<p style=”text-align: center;”><strong>Passport Information</strong></p>
A passport is needed to travel abroad. The length of time it takes to receive a new or renewed passport can be unpredictable. The MFA staff recommends you check the status of your passport now and, if needed, apply for a new or renewed passport immediately. For more information, visit <a title=”Passport Information” href=”http://travel.state.gov/” target=”_blank”>http://travel.state.gov</a>
For more information about travel to the Czech Republic, visit the <a href=”http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1099.html” target=”_blank”>http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1099.html</a>. For more information about travel to the Czech Republic, visit the <a href=”http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1123.html” target=”_blank”>http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1123.html</a>
For information on travel tips to destinations abroad, visit <a href=”http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html” target=”_blank”>http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html</a>
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