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Monday, August 2, 2010

iggi U Registration Fun!

iggi U registration is officially open, and iggi and I can't wait to share all the exciting surprises we have in store.

First, the classes.  As I mentioned on Friday, there will be five classes offered at iggi U this fall and they are scheduled for the following days:

Mondays = Love of Literature
Tuesdays = Creative Community
Wednesdays = Craft-ivity
Thursdays = Working the Workshop
Saturdays & Sundays = Brain Bootcamp

You can take as many or as few of the classes as you like.  Each course will include weekly posts and assignments to help you put together your personalized writing plan.

Next, the badges.  That's right, if you sign-up for iggi U, you can put your very own DIY MFA badge on your blog to show the world that you're part of the awesomeness.  I made one badge in each of our school colors so you can choose the color that suits you best!  (And yes, at iggi U we have not two, but four, school colors.  Because we're specialer like that.)


Last, but not least, the contest!  Here's the deal.  Just register for iggi U using the form below and you'll be automatically entered in the contest.  That's it, no strings attached.  You don't have to link from your blog or tweet or anything like that.  Of course, if you do choose to spread the iggi-luv, I will smile doubly inside.  At the end of DIY MFA, I'll pick the winner by lottery.

What of the prize, you ask?  Since DIY MFA is all about writing, the prize will be about writing too.  After all, I may be making a crazy assumption here but I'm guessing that if you're reading this, you're probably a writer.  This means you must have some written stuff that could use a critique... which brings me to our prize.

Prize: One lucky winner will get 25 pages of his or her work critiqued by yours truly.*


*Work should be double-spaced, with standard margins and 12pt font.

Welcome To iggi U!

Please note: registration for iggi U and participation in the contest has closed.  Please visit the iggi U tab for more information on DIY MFA.  And stay tuned for more DIY MFA fun in the months to come.

8 comments:

Lydia Kang said...

This is a wonderful idea and how great of you to share your talents with the masses!
I hope it's a success!

Merrilee said...

I'm in! This should be interesting :)

Najela said...

I'm in too. Maybe this will be a trial run for a real MFA program. I do plan on doing a low res program.

kathanink said...

I'm very interested in this! How long with the classes go...is it just for month of September, or longer?

kathanink said...

Oh, and thats, "how long WILL the classes go..." :-)

gabi said...

Kathanink - the blog-based classes will go through September, though I will probably plan some mini refresher courses later on, but for now the idea was to cram everything into September.

My reasoning is, DIY MFA is all about setting up a custom-made writing program and then doing it. If I spend a whole long time talking about just the setting-up part, that just means more time before you can put your plan into action. I want everyone to get to the actual DIY part as fast as possible so I'm squeezing everything into the month of September.

Cheers!

just-cassie.com said...

late joiner, but I'm in! hopefully it'll help me reconnect with my writing and the writing world now that the newborn fog is clearing :-)

gabi said...

Awesome! Welcome aboard Cassie!

For any other late joiners, feel free to register and jump right in. I'll be posting links to all iggi U classes in the iggi U tab so people can catch up on what they missed.

Yay!

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