The description of the MFA lecture that I'll give at VCFA
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Oct. 26th, 2010 | 01:20 pm
In addition to my critical thesis (like a normal Master's thesis) and my creative thesis (several finished PBs and a novel), I need to give a lecture at VCFA to graduate. Lots of pressure here--award winning writers, the faculty attend; I get "graded" on my lecture-- a one page write up about how I did that goes into my permanent transcript; the quality of the lectures is very, very high and both graduating students and faculty put tons of time into their lectures. This is almost equivalent to the critical thesis in time required.
Here is the description which I'm sending in next week so they can include it on the residency lecture list and schedule.
“WHO AM I?”
CHARACTER ROLES AND IDENTITY
Titles discussed will include Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard, Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia, The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling, and of course, Alice in Wonderland.