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Catalina B

- Research Program Mentor

MFA Master of Fine Arts


creative writing, literature, fiction, narrative, multimedia, creative nonfiction

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Stories! Essays! & Poems! Oh My!

Sometimes we have a spark in the shower, in the middle of the night, while we’re brushing our teeth. We turn off the water or turn on the light and look for that pen to jot it down before the spark goes. But what happens with these scattered notes? How do we write these half-formed thoughts into life? Writing is a process. Writing is the blank page. It is the reading. The research. The generating. The conversations. The many drafts. Sometimes it is more questions than answers; sometimes you answer a question and it brings you to another question. Whether it’s a poetry collection about your grandmother or a novel about Turtle Tom from Troll Hollow or a braided essay about birds and migration, together we can navigate the stumping halts and delightful surprises you encounter throughout your writing project.

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