So that doesn't help so much. Perhaps a list of pros and cons would shed a little more light.
- I love going to school. (cue the nerd music)
- I would have another reason to throw myself into my writing.
- I would have a chance to work with some of the people who inspire me. (of course I can get some of that at conferences and Highlights Foundation Workshops, too)
- I would have a piece of paper that says I can write. (just a little chuckle on this one)
- I could add MFA to my vitae and pump up my credentials
- Money. The biggest drawback is spending more money that we don't have. I can apply for scholarships, but that's no guarantee that I will get one. And do I really need more student loans?
- Time. I am in command of my time, more or less, right now, but will a Low Res program be flexible enough for me and my family?
- Are there enough benefits or potential benefits to even consider sinking the time and money into an MFA?
While I mull all that over, I'll look at what's out there. I found a fabulous website posted by Anna from Bryn Mawr that gives a good overview of what to look for and then provides listings for programs according to regions. Another Blog that offers information and general commentary on Creative Writing programs is the MFA Weblog. NewPages.com also offers a list of universities and colleges who offer MFA programs—some low residency and some full residency. Byzantine Roads is yet another cite that lists a number of MFA in Creative Writing options.
So with all of this information, do I really want to pursue another degree? I have one half-finished Ph.d. that will go nowhere. Would and MFA really offer me anything I truly need? Of course the other option would be to look into a Library Science degree. I'm just saying...