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About Venita Blackburn

Venita Blackburn is a fiction writer currently living and teaching in Arizona.   She is a graduate from Arizona State University’s MFA program.   She is proned to petty addictions and can hold a grudge like you wouldn’t believe.


3 Responses

  1. Hello,
    I see that you are a graduate of ASU. I am applying to the MFA creative writing program there. What advices could you give for the writing sample and statement of purpose?
    Thank you.

    • Hi Debs 🙂 gosh I’ve been a statement of purpose guru a lot lately. All I can tell you is what I did. I talked about my first experience with writing and seeing others appreciate it and how that feeling became addictive. Sharing my work is the new Meth. Definitely explain what your goals are, hopefully those goals are more noble than vain. If I could bear to do anything else instead of write, I would because truthfully no one is begging us to do it. Usually I have some genuine sincerity bubble wrapped it snark and irreverence. Wherever you do your mfa go for the chance to work with faculty you admire in a reasonable location. Otherwise it may not be worth it. Good luck to you!

  2. its awesome sharing 🙂 thank you brother.. i’m add to you my favorites..

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