Speak No Evil Forum Response: “MFA vs. POC” (Kaitlyn Greenidge)

Kaitlyn Greenidge   One of the best pieces of writing advice I heard in my MFA workshop was when my professor asked of a story, “Where is the money coming from?” It’s a simple question that many writers often overlook and gets to the heart of the issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality. It’s [Continue Reading…]

Speak No Evil Forum Introduction: “MFA vs. POC”

Forum Junot Díaz’s April 2014 New Yorker piece “MFA vs. POC” sums up the failings of American Creative Writing Programs simply: “too white.” Which is to say, not enough faculty of color, little to no space for the experiences of people of color, and an abiding belief that race is not the province of Literature. [Continue Reading…]