Friday, July 02, 2010

Trinity College Professor talks about Creative Writing program in Dublin, Ireland

This little article (an interview) has been making the rounds. Gerald Dawe speaks about the creative writing masters program at Trinity College. He also discusses Dublin, Ireland's creative scene and the city's literary significance.

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于庭 said...
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Seth Abramson said...

Test?

joven said...
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Vince said...

Seth--

Here is more information:

There is no test requirement for the program itself; however, applicants must complete and meet all the general requirements (forms) that are in the PAC, which is available online. The PAC (for Trinity) looks comparable to a Graduate School Application of stateside schools. There also are deadlines or closing dates in the application process. The PAC is available at

www.pac.ie/tcd

Vince said...

Here's more about the portfolio requisite:

The guideline is for 12 pages of prose (short stories, excerpt
from a novel or drama) or 6-8 poems; genres may be combined. There is no concentration in the course on any particular genre. The focus is exclusively
on the individual student's strengths.

Seth Abramson said...

Hi Vince,

Sorry for the confusion -- I was actually just testing out the blog-comment software, as the blog wasn't allowing new comments the night before last. I just forgot to remove my "test" poet -- sorry about that!

Cheers,
Seth

群平群平 said...
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Vince said...

No sweat. If anything, studying creative writing in Dublin seems like such a novelty idea for any would-be MFA-er that's stateside...although it sounds exciting, too. Also, this program is competitive-- a whole bunch of hopefuls apply for 10-14 seats in a new class..lol. That statistic seems painfully familiar.

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Nancy Rawlinson said...

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Minnow said...
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Minnow said...

This sounds like a very interesting program, but I can't find any information on the website as to the length of the program, whether there is any funding available, how the program is structured, or even how to apply (I assume this last one is buried there somewhere, but I can't find it). Does it combine literature courses with workshops like most top-ranked American MFA programs do? How many hours would the student be expected to take? Who are the recent visiting faculty?

Has anyone else had more luck?

Father Dowling said...

http://www.tcd.ie/OWC/courses/creative/index.php

Now sure if you saw this site, There is a bunch of information about the program. I think it's a one year program, and I don't think there is any funding.

I applied last year but didn't get in, (applied on a whim and that was the only school).

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Mackenzie said...

Hello,
I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question, but here it goes: I'm thinking about applying for an MA in Ireland and then applying for an MFA in the US in a few years. Will earning an MA abroad hurt my chances of getting into MFA programs in the US? Is this something that generally isn't done?

Any advice that could be offered would be helpful-thank you!

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