iggi is in serious back-to-school mode and is already reading ahead in our iggi-books. See, iggi has never gone to school and is majorly obsessing about this project. Especially about what to wear... because showing up at iggi U in one's iggi-suit would be... er... rather inappropriate.
At iggi U, we've been preparing the campus for when you join us in September. We've been planning "classes," putting together an iggi U registration and plotting out details of the DIY MFA challenge.
As you can imagine, iggi's thrilled. After all, nothing makes iggi happier than to have a colorful bloggy-badge saying that iggi has graduated from a DIY MFA. Not only that, iggi can't wait to (virtually) march with all the other iggi U graduates at Commencement while humming along to Pomp and Circumstance and trying not to trip on the over-sized iggi gown.
Of course, iggi U won't be just about learning stuff and sharpening our iggi-smarts. There will also be plenty of opportunities to share ideas and also meet other iggi U tweeps using our #diymfa chat thread. iggi-tinis are optional (but welcome... especially if you bring one for me). Because school just isn't school if you don't get sent to the dean's office every once in a while... And evil-iggi will be getting to know that office all too well.
As the pre-DIY MFA planning continues through August, I'll be asking you all for feedback on various aspects of DIY MFA, because I want to make sure this September extra-blog-anza is as much fun for you as it will be for me.
Today is a two-for-one special: 1) Have you ever attended, applied to or seriously considered going to an MFA in creative writing? 2) If so, what was your primary motivation for wanting to do it?