Monday, October 09, 2006
Non-Fiction Programs: Any Advice for this Broad?
We've got a blog-reader in Mongolia who asks for our opinion on some non-fiction programs. We'd welcome any responses...
Dear Tom, I just wanted to say thank you for your blog. I’m trying to apply to grad school from abroad, and it’s helped enormously having a resource such as yours on the web. I’m looking to apply to creative non-fiction programs. I’m scouting for programs that aren’t outrageously expensive, are in decently-sized cities, and, preferably, at universities that are all-around academically solid. I know that last bit seems strange, but, especially for non-fiction, I like the idea of being in an engaging academic atmosphere. My top choice, for location as much as anything, is Minnesota. I’m also looking at Hunter, Boise State, Iowa, Alaska-Anchorage, Wyoming (although all I know about Laramie is Matthew Shepherd, which I find slightly concerning), Montana, Pittsburgh, UNH, UNM, and Portland. A lot of them I hadn’t heard much about before your blog, so thanks for that. I was wondering if you thought that was a good mix. Also, I still don’t know a whole lot about places like UNM, Montana or Portland….do you or anyone else out there have any comments on them?
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