Author: Tiffany Grimes

Alumni Voices With Meg Cannistra: Write For Hire and Making an Idea Yours

Write for hire isn’t your typical “come up with an idea and dig in” writing process. Someone else comes up with the general concept (or even a comprehensive outline) and you bring it to life. Your job as the writer is to flesh out an idea that isn’t 100% yours. If you’ve never done this before, it can feel daunting. It can be challenging falling in love with an idea you didn’t come up with. But write for hire is rewarding work and can push you out of your comfort zone, letting you experiment with concepts you otherwise might...

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Meet the Grad: Johnathan Van Gieson

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, Hamline’s Creative Writing Programs will host a Graduate Recognition ceremony to honor all the students who have completed their studies and will be receiving an MFA from Hamline University.  We will be featuring our soon-to-be alumni as they look back on their time at Hamline University. Today’s new graduate is Johnathan Van Gieson. He lives in Brooklyn and Upstate NY. What do you do when you’re not working on packets? Discovering the joys(?) of homeownership, reading, performing.  How did you hear about the Hamline MFAC Program? I went to undergrad with Anne Ursu.  What was your writing...

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Meet the Grad: Laura King

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, Hamline’s Creative Writing Programs will host a Graduate Recognition ceremony to honor all the students who have completed their studies and will be receiving an MFA from Hamline University.  We will be featuring our soon-to-be alumni as they look back on their time at Hamline University. Today’s new graduate is Laura King. She lives in Sacramento, California. From Laura: When I’m not working on packets, I spend time with my daughter, and when I’m lucky, I see my college age sons. I love my dogs and I feed a cat that stays in our backyard. And...

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Meet the Grad: Ari Schweiters

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, Hamline’s Creative Writing Programs will host a Graduate Recognition ceremony to honor all the students who have completed their studies and will be receiving an MFA from Hamline University.  We will be featuring our soon-to-be alumni as they look back on their time at Hamline University. Today’s new graduate is Ari Schweiters. She lives in Minneapolis, MN. Check out her twitter. What do you do when you’re not working on packets? I’m getting married this September so I have been in major wedding planning mode. My fiance’s family is hosting everyone at their valley hobby farm...

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Meet the Grad: Elizabeth Selin

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, Hamline’s Creative Writing Programs will host a Graduate Recognition ceremony to honor all the students who have completed their studies and will be receiving an MFA from Hamline University.  We will be featuring our soon-to-be alumni as they look back on their time at Hamline University. Today’s new graduate is Elizabeth Selin. She lives in Minneapolis, MN. What do you do when you’re not working on packets? I’m checking out local craft beer establishments with friends, obsessing over standup comedy, and wondering why I bother buying white clothes because I always spill Ketchup on them. How...

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