Thoughts, Updates

I’m getting an MFA, and I need your help!


If you’re here, you probably know who I am. I’m a lifelong Alaskan working to further my writing and publishing career with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Antioch University in LA. It’s a low-residency program, meaning most of the work is completed remotely, but in collaboration with high-caliber faculty and professional writers from across the country. It’s the only MFA program I found that allows students to “genre jump” and graduate with a dual concentration in, say, Poetry and Screenwriting or Fiction and Translation. Opportunities abound, and I’m hoping to take you on this journey with me.

Right now, each semester will cost me just over $9,000, after my $1,000/semester scholarship is subtracted. Each year, two 10-day residencies occur on campus in LA, which will cost me about $2,500 in terms of plane tickets, lodging, transportation, and food (and that’s a low estimate).

To focus on my writing and education and get the most out of this program, it is necessary for me to leave my full-time job, which means the flow of income will be scarcer in the next couple of years. I have enough saved up to pay for the first semester out of pocket, but that doesn’t leave much for my monthly expenses. So, I’m hoping to raise one semester’s worth of financial support to pursue my passion at Antioch, starting this summer.

Plus, it’s my birthday!

So what do you say? Want to help me achieve my writerly dreams?

Click here (updated link!) to donate to my college fund. Every little bit helps!

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