Posted on May 19, 2013 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
Sylvia Plath (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hemingway didn’t go to college. John O’Hara didn’t go to college; but F. Scott Fitzgerald did and so did Sylvia Plath.
What does this tell you about the value of a college education for a writer?
Actually, not much.
I can tell you about the impact my college education had on my writing. I got two writing degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, a BA in 2003 and a MFA in 2006.
There is no doubt that going to college made me a better writer. It also put me in debt for the rest of my life even though I won a generous fellowship that put me through graduate school.
Am I glad that I have a BA and a MFA? You bet I am.
English: The Alumni Hall at the University of Pittsburgh. photo by Michael G White (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Am I unhappy that I’ll never get out of debt? You bet I am.
This blog is published near the University of Pittsburgh.
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Posted on April 27, 2013 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
Cathedral of Learning (Photo credit: AxsDeny)
Today is a sunny day, around 70 degrees. I walked to the Carnegie Public Library and then walked around the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
Such memories. The Old Soldier got his MFA in fiction writing from Pitt in 2006.
But today, people walked around in black-graduation gowns. Graduates stood on the statue of The Panther in front of the student union building to have their pictures taken.
A five-man brass section entertained a crowd in front of the Carnegie Museum in celebration of the opening of a small play area for children right in front of the museum.
A few people were stretched out on the grass of Schenley Plaza. I looked around at all the buildings that belonged to the university.
English: Homecoming reception inside the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room at the University of Pittsburgh on October 29th, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
And above it all towered the Cathedral of Learning, 44 stories high against the bright blue sky.
Andy Warhol grew up near the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
This magazine (blog) is published for readers and writers who appreciate serious writing and brazen sexuality in the same online publication.
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