The Writing: Should I Get an MFA...if I want a writing community?

Today, I’ll be reading live at The Brooklyn Rail at 13:00 EST (e.g. right after this).

Continuing the MFA series (#1#2#3, #4), this week’s question: Should I Get an MFA...if I want a writing community?

Answer below. As usual, I’ll be here for 45 minutes!

[Image: Oleanders, Vincent van Gogh, 1888. Oil on canvas. Pale pink oleanders flounce over sprigs of thin green leaves in a dark green vase with flowers and a turquoise bottom. Two yellow books rest on top of each other on the left corner of the pink table. A wall interspersed with green smoothed into yellow is behind it.]