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Have you thought about enrolling in a Creative Writing MFA program, but feel overwhelmed by the application process? Do you wonder how to make your application rise to the top in a stack of fierce competitors?

"You probably know how competitive these programs are and how exacting the admissions requirements can be," says instructor Lyzette Wanzer. "Learn to present each aspect of your application in the strongest light, and avoid both the blunders and the omissions that many of your fellow applicants will make."

During this class, you will complete several drafts of the dreaded “tell us about yourself” statement, compile your literary CV, understand the differences and (often surprising) variations among MFA programs, and consider which program model may be the best fit for you. Though this class is geared for people thinking about or planning to apply to an MFA program in fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry, playwrights and screenwriters are also welcome. A laptop, tablet, or notebook computer is required for this class.



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  1. Wednesday, August 15, 7:00pm-9:00pm
  2. Wednesday, August 22, 7:00pm-9:00pm
  3. Wednesday, August 29, 7:00pm-9:00pm
  4. Wednesday, September 5, 7:00pm-9:00pm
  5. Wednesday, September 12, 7:00pm-9:00pm


Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 2:00 am PDT
Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 4:00 am PDT
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San Francisco
2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot offer refunds, credits, or makeup sessions for classes a student might miss.

In the event of an emergency, we may consider a refund or credit, whether partial or full. We review these requests on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you notify us as near as possible to the start date for the class.

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