Simone Dalton & David Bradford on their MFA experiences and beyond | College of Arts

Simone Dalton & David Bradford on their MFA experiences and beyond

Simone Dalton and David BradfordOpen Book hosts a two-part online conversation between two recent U of G Creative Writing MFA grads (and two of Canada's most exciting emerging writers). A not-to-be-missed discussion:

You've made it into one of the most competitive MFA programmes in the country. Now what? Simone Dalton, an author and playwright, and David Bradford, a poet and translator, decided to share what it is like to spend two years in a graduate-level literary environment, and what it means for one's work, community, and process. 

This in-depth conversation focuses on the writing process for David's forthcoming poetry collection Dream Of No One But Myself, out in September 2021 with Brick Books, and touches on topics that range from race and identity to family and grief…

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