I wanted to share the news that I have recently begun an MFA program in Writing for Children at The New School. I have taken several Gotham classes with wonderful teachers—Susan Breen, Carolyn MacCullough, and Alex Steele—who were all instrumental in helping me get into The New School.
When I started in my first Fiction class with Susan, I was quite nervous about sharing my writing with others. Through gentle challenges, she encouraged me to produce my best work and helped me build confidence to believe that an MFA program was a possibility. It was in my Writing for Children class with Carolyn that I developed a passion for writing for middle grade and young adult readers, leading to my decision to attend the New School. Finally, the Novel classes I took with Alex were the last big push I needed to finish a rough draft of my first full-length middle grade manuscript, which I anticipate presenting in my workshops this fall.
While I am enjoying my new teachers, after the rich learning experiences I had at Gotham, the New School has some pretty big shoes to fill.