Friday, October 15, 2010

Sequoia Nagamatsu (aka Wandering Tree), MFA Blog Contributor

First off, thank you to Tom for inviting me to contribute to the blog. My name is Sequoia Nagamatsu but some of you might know me as Wandering Tree.

A few fun facts about me:

I'm originally from Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area and was educated at Grinnell College in Iowa where I received a degree in anthropology. After working a variety of jobs including large-scale event planning, teaching English abroad, giving historical city tours on refurbished WWII amphibious landing craft, and working at a mid-sized PR firm, I decided to apply to MFA programs. I'm currently writing to you from my office in Carbondale, Illinois where I'm pursuing an MFA (in fiction) at Southern Illinois University's three-year, fully funded program.

You can find out more about me (plus a sample statement of purpose) on my blog where I'll also be periodically posting MFA related things (SIUC and otherwise). I know a lot of folks at other programs, and I've done quite a bit of research on what's out there over the past two years (even for post-MFA avenues), so if anyone has questions, please feel free to ask. I look forward to helping out in any way I can.


Adam Atkinson said...

Hi, Sequoia! Excited to be blogging with you!

Sheila Lamb said...

Hi -
Wondering if we should do a post on the myriad of jobs MFA pursuers have had before committing to writing? Seems like I did everything but write for a long time ;-) Look forward to blogging with you!

Ashley Brooke said...

Good to see you around! I hope you are enjoying your program.

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