How the MFA swallowed literature

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It seems you cannot divorce literature from the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in this day and age. Those successful in publishing right now are all MFA degree holders, compared to the diverse educational backgrounds of household names from before the 2000s. The MFA, Erik Hoel alleges, has turned literature homogenous. Called “workshop writers”, today’s crop of novelists are portrayed to be uncreative and overly defensive, sticking to what’s taught in writing workshops to ensure the public doesn’t lambaste their works. Read full article here

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