Marginalia, Graduate Blog

Soon-Soon Monsoon

by Justin Grogan

I was recently speaking with my thesis advisor, Michael Robins, when he mentioned that it is common for manuscripts to end where the next book picks up. I hadn’t really …

Soon-Soon Monsoon

I was recently speaking with my thesis advisor, Michael Robins, when he mentioned that it is common for manuscripts to end where the next book picks up. I hadn’t really …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Justin Grogan, jgrogan@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Thesis Haze

by Parker Stockman

I’ve been in a thesis haze recently. Okay, so I started a new job. It’s awesome—I love it. It’s 40 hours a week, it is putting my writing skills to …

The Thesis Haze

I’ve been in a thesis haze recently. Okay, so I started a new job. It’s awesome—I love it. It’s 40 hours a week, it is putting my writing skills to …

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

T[hesis]-Minus 2.5 Months…

by Dustin Seelinger

My experience with thesis has been pretty rough so far. The schedule has been hectic, I’m tired, I have tons left to do, and it seems like the install for …

T[hesis]-Minus 2.5 Months…

My experience with thesis has been pretty rough so far. The schedule has been hectic, I’m tired, I have tons left to do, and it seems like the install for …

Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts MFA Dustin Seelinger, dustin.seelinger@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

How was India: Part One

by Katie Sponseller

Last Tuesday night I arrived back to the great state of Illinois after traveling for over thirty hours from across the globe. I was jet lagged and exhausted—I still am. …

How was India: Part One

Last Tuesday night I arrived back to the great state of Illinois after traveling for over thirty hours from across the globe. I was jet lagged and exhausted—I still am. …

Cinema Art + Science - Creative Producing MFA Katie Sponseller, katie.sponseller@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

What does a thesis meeting look like?

by Parker Stockman

If you’re wondering what a thesis meeting looks like, here’s a bit of the process. 1) You go to your zen place and you write. I like to write in …

What does a thesis meeting look like?

If you’re wondering what a thesis meeting looks like, here’s a bit of the process. 1) You go to your zen place and you write. I like to write in …

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

New year, new you…

by Dustin Seelinger

It’s 2015! All that it’s-a-new-year-and-new-you jazz, but most importantly 2015 means hoverboards and flying cars, right? Well, at least someone is making a hoverboard prototype, and I guess there’s a …

New year, new you…

It’s 2015! All that it’s-a-new-year-and-new-you jazz, but most importantly 2015 means hoverboards and flying cars, right? Well, at least someone is making a hoverboard prototype, and I guess there’s a …

Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts MFA Dustin Seelinger, dustin.seelinger@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

To Do List for January

by Justin Botz

Happy 2015 everyone! This February, I begin the last semester of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media, MFA program. Woohoo! It has been a wonderful and difficult experience, and I’m excited …

To Do List for January

Happy 2015 everyone! This February, I begin the last semester of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media, MFA program. Woohoo! It has been a wonderful and difficult experience, and I’m excited …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Last Days of the Penultimate Semester

by Justin Grogan

I remember watching the poetry cohort before me hit the last semester of their MFA Poetry lives, and I hadn’t yet comprehended the emotions that would come. Now, in the …

Last Days of the Penultimate Semester

I remember watching the poetry cohort before me hit the last semester of their MFA Poetry lives, and I hadn’t yet comprehended the emotions that would come. Now, in the …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Justin Grogan, jgrogan@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Lessons on Storytelling

by Katie Sponseller

This semester, I embarked on a huge journey.  Little did I know that the journey would be the most important semester of my graduate studies and within my education as …

Lessons on Storytelling

This semester, I embarked on a huge journey.  Little did I know that the journey would be the most important semester of my graduate studies and within my education as …

Cinema Art + Science - Creative Producing MFA Katie Sponseller, katie.sponseller@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Aftermath

by Dustin Seelinger

Since that last entry was pretty heavy, I wanted to follow up with the aftermath of it. Last time around I filled you all in on the mildly-overwhelming semester that …

Aftermath

Since that last entry was pretty heavy, I wanted to follow up with the aftermath of it. Last time around I filled you all in on the mildly-overwhelming semester that …

Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts MFA Dustin Seelinger, dustin.seelinger@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605