Congratulations are in order for former creative writing student, Jacqueline Smith (AKA Jac) who has been accepted into the 2017 MFA Fiction Cohort at Notre Dame! Less than 5% of applicants are accepted into the program and we’re so happy that Jac is one of them! Prior to her acceptance at Notre Dame, Jac was awarded three complementary courses through the 2013-2014 Writers’ Program Scholarship. Of her experience with the Writers’ Program, Jac shares the following: “Three years ago I had the privilege of taking two short story courses with Mike Buckley and one short story course with Marissa Matarazzo. I have held close what I learned in those courses and give credit to the Writers’ Program for this amazing new opportunity.”

Best of luck with your new writing adventure, Jac!

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