Monday, November 12, 2012

The Legendary Mary Troy on Women in the Arts at the U

Mary Troy

Last Thursday on the radio show, we had the pleasure of hosting one of my favorite people in the whole world--the great fiction writer, editor, teacher, and mentor, Mary Troy. In St. Louis, Mary is a bit of an institution; everyone in the literary community knows her and everyone adores her. Of course, I am a bit partial because she was my thesis adviser and mentor in my MFA program, but I'm sure you will all agree that this lady has got some fierce talent after you listen to her read from her new, yet to be published novel--the follow up to her acclaimed 2010 novel, Beauties (BkMk Press), which won the USA Book Award. In in the interview, Mary, who is the editor of Natural Bridge magazine and the former director of the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, gives some good advice about applying to MFA programs. Check it out HERE.

Lindsay Shadwell
Managing Editor
WomenArts Quarterly Journal

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