Ashley Bethard '10

The (MFA) program taught me what it’s like to balance real life (as in, the work life) and writing. I feel like the low-res track is more realistic, in some ways. The program taught me to balance reading, writing and the day job. When I finished the MFA, I didn’t stop writing. I just kept doing what I had been doing, continuing with and building on the creative habits that the program helped me develop.