FDU MFA YA Faculty Member Eliot Schrefer: Multidisciplinary MFA Program
Fairleigh Dickinson University MFA YA faculty member Eliot Schrefer writes on the multidisciplinary MFA:
The beauty of a multidisciplinary MFA is being exposed to ideas and ways of thinking that both enlarge minds and improve craft. I’ve had conversations about authorial distance with adult fiction students, and about enjambment with poets, that have made me think about my own work in new ways. I’m excited to bring the fruits of my conversations at residencies back to the YA world.
Eliot Schrefer is a New York Times-bestselling author, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. In naming him an Editor’s Choice, the New York Times has called his work “dazzling… big-hearted.” He is also the author of two novels for adults and four other novels for children and young adults. His book have been named to the NPR “best of the year” list, the ALA best fiction list for young adults, and the Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best.” His work has also been selected to the Amelia Bloomer List, recognizing best feminist books for young readers, and he has been a finalist for the Walden Award and won the Green Earth Book Award and Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. He lives in New York City.
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