Queens College MFA Deadline Now March 1

Those of you who have been following this blog for a while know that I have close ties to the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College of the City University of New York. I taught there this past fall and am hoping to return in the 2011-2012 academic year. One of the things that make this program so special is the fact that the translation MFA is seamlessly incorporated into the creative writing program. Only two MFA programs in the entire country are structured in this way, the other being at the University of Arkansas. You can read about my adventures at Queens in the two guest blog reports I wrote for Words Without Borders last September and December. I’m away from Queens this spring, teaching instead in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, but I just heard from my Queens colleagues that they have been receiving so many queries from students who learned about the program at the AWP conference last week that they have decided to extend the deadline for applications until March 1, 2011 (even though the MFA website still lists the Feb. 15 deadline). If you find yourself in the market for a good MFA program in literary translation, check it out!

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