Well, my question might come across as odd. I'm planning on applying to several MFA programs this year scattered all over the country--California, Texas, Indiana, but being realistic, I've also been thinking of what to do if I don't get in.One idea that I came up with was possibly moving to a community with a strong literary scene, in terms of events, workshops, etc, where the cost of living is reasonable, aka, not NYC. Any suggestions or ideas?
I like your idea. The "little" city that immediately came to my mind is Savannah, Georgia. This city is known for its southern charm. The literary arts (and arts in general) are alive and kicking. This is due to the presence of the Savannah College of Art and Design, which coincidentally offers the CW M.F.A. The city also has several other small colleges. I've heard that the cost of living in Georgia is attractive.