Saturday, May 28, 2011

Students talk about the LU MFA in Writing Program on LUTV

Terry St. Clair, Patricia Feeney, and Tom Horan discussed Lindenwood's MFA Program on an episode of Topics in Education on LUTV:

Spring 11 Reading Photos & Video Clips

Jennifer Hollandsworth, Dawn Dupler, Pyra Colemire,
Fred Venturini, Alex Crossman, Tim Layton, Todd Woodruff

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MFA News & Notes ~ Spring 2011

* MFA Reading May 27
* Summer Registration begins May 31
* Publication News
* Issue 1 of The Lindenwood Review is now available

MFA READINGOur annual MFA Reading will be held on Friday, May 27, at 7pm in the Cultural Center auditorium. Students who will complete their degree by June 2011 are eligible to read from their work at this event (this includes alumni who have not yet read at Lindenwood). Now that the date has been set, please contact Beth as soon as possible if you would like to take part in the reading. Graduating students are not required to read, but it is a wonderful culmination of your work in the program, as well as an opportunity for family and friends to hear your work. All MFA students and alumni are encouraged to attend the reading to support the readers and the program. The Lindenwood Review will be available for purchase at the reading at a reduced rate of $5.00 per copy. Cookies and refreshments will be provided.

Current students who plan to enroll in coursework this summer should contact Beth to set a registration appointment. Registration begins May 31; summer quarter runs from July 9 through September 24. The summer class schedule is available on our blog: If you plan to take a vacation during the summer and are worried about missing classes, consider taking one or more online classes over the summer instead of a cluster.

PUBLICATION NEWSCongratulations to the following students and alumni on their recent publications:
o Lisa Kang: Poem accepted by Hayden’s Ferry Reviewo Dawn Dupler: Poems accepted by Natural Bridge and Chiron Review (available here:
o Tom Horan: Essay accepted by Carolina Quarterlyo Daron Kappauff: Poem accepted by Mid Rivers Reviewo Erik Smetana: Piece accepted by Bluestem Magazineo Sarah Jones: Story accepted by Summerset Reviewo Todd Woodruff: Recently published his second chapbook
o Amanda Bramley: Story accepted by BlazeVox (available here:

THE LINDENWOOD REVIEWIssue 1 of Lindenwood’s new literary journal, produced by the MFA in Writing Program, is now available. Copies can be purchased at the MFA Reading, or you can order by mail (details: In the near future, copies will also be available through Amazon and the LU Spirit Shoppe. A poem from Issue 1 can be read here: The Editor’s Notes can be read here: We’re very proud of the journal and hope you enjoy it.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spring MFA Reading

Join us on Friday, May 27, from 7:00 to 8:30pm, in the Lindenwood University Cultural Center, for our Spring MFA Reading. Graduates of the Lindenwood MFA Program will read their work, cookies and light refreshments will be served, and Issue 1 of The Lindenwood Review will be available to purchase for $5.00.

Readers: Fred Venturini, Pyra Colemire, Todd Woodruff, Jennifer Hollandsworth, Alex Crossman, Tim Layton, Dawn Dupler


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Online Option Update

Beginning July 2011, the GRE will only be required for online students who are unable to meet in person with Admissions or the Director upon admission to the program (for identity verification purposes).

Any new student who wishes to enroll in online classes and is able to meet with an Admissions counselor or the Director of the MFA Program before beginning coursework is no longer required to take the GRE. Admission to the program will be based on the writing sample and brief statement of purpose submitted to the Director.

Click here for more information about the Online Option for the MFA in Writing Program.