Panel Discussion on Continuing Education at Queens University of Charlotte’s MFA Alumni Professional Development Weekend.

Alums offer their views on workshops, conferences, conventions, and residencies outside of the MFA program. And talk about how to keep learning our craft as well as how writers in one genre can successfully prepare and switch to another genre.

Panel members include from left to right: Mimi Milan, Latin American poet & author of both historical and contemporary fiction as well as romances, Wendi Berry teacher of Focused Inquiry at Virginia Commonwealth University & a technical editor for the military, April Ford, Pushcart Prize & grand prize winner of the SFWP Literary Awards & editor for Southern Fried Karma, and Torie Amarie Dale, award winning writer & Director/Managing Editor of V Press LC & Running with Water anthology. Not pictured: Cliff Garstang, author of the novel in stories, WHAT THE ZHANG BOYS KNOW, winner of the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction.

Image Left to Right: Mimi Milan, Wendy Berry, April Ford, and Torie Amarie Dale.