Marginalia, Graduate Blog

Owning It

by Parker Stockman

MFA stands for Masters of Fine Arts… and, as I’m told by some of my friends, Mother-F****n’ Artist. A little crass, yes, but I like that saying because it’s about …

Owning It

MFA stands for Masters of Fine Arts… and, as I’m told by some of my friends, Mother-F****n’ Artist. A little crass, yes, but I like that saying because it’s about …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Parker Stockman, parker.stockman@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Profiles in Gradliness: Jessie Morrison

by Chris Terry

I’ve loved Jessie Morrison’s writing since the third week of class, when our teacher read our class a story she’d started two weeks before, about a lousy husband with an …

Profiles in Gradliness: Jessie Morrison

I’ve loved Jessie Morrison’s writing since the third week of class, when our teacher read our class a story she’d started two weeks before, about a lousy husband with an …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Chris Terry, chrislterry@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

FAQs: How long does a Fiction Writing MFA take?

by Chris Terry

Here’s a not-so-scientific breakdown of just how much a grad degree from Columbia College Chicago will age you! The MFA in Creative Writing is 45 credits. If you bust ass, …

FAQs: How long does a Fiction Writing MFA take?

Here’s a not-so-scientific breakdown of just how much a grad degree from Columbia College Chicago will age you! The MFA in Creative Writing is 45 credits. If you bust ass, …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Chris Terry, chrislterry@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

FAQs: Where do grad students live?

by Chris Terry

It is possible for grad students to live on campus, and I think that they try to room grads with other grads. However, the one grad I know who lived …

FAQs: Where do grad students live?

It is possible for grad students to live on campus, and I think that they try to room grads with other grads. However, the one grad I know who lived …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Chris Terry, chrislterry@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Tim O’Brien Quotes Pt. 2: The Subjectivity of Truth

by Chris Terry

Last week, I discussed the first half of this quote from the piece “Notes” in Tim O’Brien’s book, “The Things They Carried.” By telling stories, you objectify your own experience. …

Tim O’Brien Quotes Pt. 2: The Subjectivity of Truth

Last week, I discussed the first half of this quote from the piece “Notes” in Tim O’Brien’s book, “The Things They Carried.” By telling stories, you objectify your own experience. …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Chris Terry, chrislterry@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Week Links: The History Of A Short Story

by Chris Terry

This week, we bring you a very special episode of Week Links. Instead of a link to a classmate’s story, I’m sharing one of my own, “The Language of Hairzilla,” …

Week Links: The History Of A Short Story

This week, we bring you a very special episode of Week Links. Instead of a link to a classmate’s story, I’m sharing one of my own, “The Language of Hairzilla,” …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Chris Terry, chrislterry@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Top 5 Reasons To Be A Full-Time Grad Student

by Chris Terry

Almost half of my grad class came in as part-time students. They had good reasons: full-time jobs, families, crippling addictions to online poker… You know, typical adult responsibilities. Me, I’d …

Top 5 Reasons To Be A Full-Time Grad Student

Almost half of my grad class came in as part-time students. They had good reasons: full-time jobs, families, crippling addictions to online poker… You know, typical adult responsibilities. Me, I’d …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Chris Terry, chrislterry@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605