Before returning to school, Daryll Lynne worked in theatre and retail management for thirteen years and live theatre for five years, directing, administrating, and even writing a few children’s shows before taking the big leap into grad school. As a contributor to the MFA blog, she’ll be sharing her insights and experience wrangling the thesis, researching and applying for arts jobs and fellowships after the MFA, and speaking about the trials and tribulations as a non-traditional student. She is also happy to extend her “cruise director” position to the blog, and invites any questions or concerns about the MFA life, especially the first steps.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Daryll Lynne Evans, MFA Blog Contributor
Daryll Lynne Evans hails from Colorado, but has spent the past four years enjoying the culture and humidity of the Midwest, first pursuing an MA in Kansas, and now as a third-year fictioneer in the MFA program at Purdue. She also works as the assistant director of her department, coordinating the Literary Reading Series, working with the student-run literary journal, and acting as the “cruise director” for the new MFA recruits and current students, answering questions and getting them oriented and involved in the program.