Sunday, October 24, 2010
Intro to Jessica Farquhar
I'm in my second year (of three) in Purdue's MFA studying Poetry, and I'm fortunate also to hold the position of Assistant Director of the Creative Writing Program. I keep busy. I have two kids. I still manage to write a lot. I'm interested in talking about the realities of being in an MFA program and the possibilities of the post-MFA. I have an MA from the University of Louisville (hometown nod), and I really like teaching. I'm glad that I was thirty by the time I started my MFA and that I had a fantastic mentor to guide me through the application process. I don't think I would have taken full advantage of the experience if I would have done it when I was first considering it, back in...I honestly can't remember what year. I certainly wouldn't have found a program that is as perfect a fit as Purdue is for me back whenever that was, a whole lifetime ago.