Marginalia, Graduate Blog

You Ask, I’ll Answer

by Jenn Tatum

Again, congratulations on being accepted into the program! I’ve been corresponding with a few admitted students over the past week, and I thought I would take a moment to answer …

You Ask, I’ll Answer

Again, congratulations on being accepted into the program! I’ve been corresponding with a few admitted students over the past week, and I thought I would take a moment to answer …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Congrats on Your Acceptance!

by Jenn Tatum

So you’ve received your acceptance letter, and you’re beaming. I know I was. I put it on the refrigerator and called my mom. I was ecstatic. And then it hit …

Congrats on Your Acceptance!

So you’ve received your acceptance letter, and you’re beaming. I know I was. I put it on the refrigerator and called my mom. I was ecstatic. And then it hit …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

AWP After: A Few Lists

by Jenn Tatum

Boston was a beautiful location for the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). The weather, though, was a little less than lovely but provided a moment of hilarity …

AWP After: A Few Lists

Boston was a beautiful location for the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). The weather, though, was a little less than lovely but provided a moment of hilarity …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

AWP Before: A List

by Jenn Tatum

I’m gearing up for AWP 2013 in Boston, and I can’t wait! I’ve never been to Boston and AWP is my favorite time of year. I blogged last year about …

AWP Before: A List

I’m gearing up for AWP 2013 in Boston, and I can’t wait! I’ve never been to Boston and AWP is my favorite time of year. I blogged last year about …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

One Essay a Day

by Jenn Tatum

I recently met with my thesis advisor, Jenny Boully, to discuss the 110 page draft I submitted. We met on Valentine’s Day, enjoyed some coffee and treats, and she gave …

One Essay a Day

I recently met with my thesis advisor, Jenny Boully, to discuss the 110 page draft I submitted. We met on Valentine’s Day, enjoyed some coffee and treats, and she gave …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

More Than Just Writing

by Jenn Tatum

It’s so much easier to answer, “I teach,” when someone asks what I do for a living than to say I’m a writer, but at the core of everything that …

More Than Just Writing

It’s so much easier to answer, “I teach,” when someone asks what I do for a living than to say I’m a writer, but at the core of everything that …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Flying Home for the Holidays

by Jenn Tatum

Random Family just arrived today in the mail, just in time for Winter Break and for my four-and-a-half-hour flight home to San Diego.

Flying Home for the Holidays

Random Family just arrived today in the mail, just in time for Winter Break and for my four-and-a-half-hour flight home to San Diego.

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Getting Involved & Time Management

by Jenn Tatum

I recently participated in the Graduate Student Ambassador panel at Columbia’s New Graduate Student Orientation, and many students had questions about how to get involved and also about how to …

Getting Involved & Time Management

I recently participated in the Graduate Student Ambassador panel at Columbia’s New Graduate Student Orientation, and many students had questions about how to get involved and also about how to …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Hall Chat: Summer Organization & Revision

by Jenn Tatum

I’ve been writing a lot this week, and I’m pretty sure it began with organizing the “My Documents” section on my computer. After the purchase of a new computer, during …

Hall Chat: Summer Organization & Revision

I’ve been writing a lot this week, and I’m pretty sure it began with organizing the “My Documents” section on my computer. After the purchase of a new computer, during …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Literary Journal Submissions

by Jenn Tatum

As an emerging writer it is important for me to be submitting my work, to get myself out there—yes— but also to familiarize myself with the big ol’ world of …

Literary Journal Submissions

As an emerging writer it is important for me to be submitting my work, to get myself out there—yes— but also to familiarize myself with the big ol’ world of …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605