Writers in the Community (WITC), an "Internship in Instruction," allows MFA students to earn graduate credit for teaching creative writing outside the university. With the help of the program’s student director and faculty mentor, participants make arrangements to lead classes, seminars, and/or workshops in such varied settings as hospitals, prisons, and retirement homes, as well as elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Interns also may take part in special WITC-sponsored events, such as the annual Get Lit! youth, teen and college poetry slams, adult writing workshops, group teaching events, and open mic opportunities.
In addition, interns collect and screen student work for possible publication in WITC’s annual anthology InRoads. WITC interns are encouraged to be involved with the production, design, and editing of InRoads.
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