Hugh Moffatt, MFA!

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I haven't written a lot about this, but for the last couple of years I've been working toward an MFA in Writing from the Spalding University Low Residency program in Louisville, Kentucky.

On Saturday, June 4, I received my degree. This is a huge step for me. It's the reason I left my 15 year job with Schweitzer Engineering. My writing and other work for this degree were focused primarily on screenwriting, with excursions into playwriting, writing for musical theater, and writing for children.

For any of you interested in a professional writing program, I highly recommend looking into Spalding. The staff and writing mentors are the best. The program is mostly independent writing under the guidance of a mentor with two 10 day residencies each year that are intense to say the least.

The Spalding MFA program was co-founded by Sena Jeter Naslund, who is still active as program director. Look her up!

Anyone interested in talking more about this, please contact me through my guestbook or Facebook page. I will glad to give you more information.

I have been teaching songwriting as an adjunct for two community colleges. I am also working on television pilots. One of which is attracting some interest. Too early to be excited or more specific, but validating.

Who knows where this will lead, but I'm on the road!

--- Hugh

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  • Robb Houser

    Robb Houser Jonesborough, TN

    I have followed your career as a songwriter dating back to your first release. I was in the music business on the retail and distribution side and I ensured your releases were always stocked in the regions I oversaw. Your ability to tell mini-stories within the frame of a song-poem has always been highly notable, thus I am not at all be surprised to see you evolve your wordsmithing into other creative fields successfully. I recall pitching several of your albums to Keith Whitley - because he told me he was always looking for material. Unfortunately, we lost him shortly afterwards. Congratulations on your degree. Onward and upward!

    I have followed your career as a songwriter dating back to your first release. I was in the music business on the retail and distribution side and I ensured your releases were always stocked in the regions I oversaw. Your ability to tell mini-stories within the frame of a song-poem has always been highly notable, thus I am not at all be surprised to see you evolve your wordsmithing into other creative fields successfully. I recall pitching several of your albums to Keith Whitley - because he told me he was always looking for material. Unfortunately, we lost him shortly afterwards. Congratulations on your degree. Onward and upward!

  • Hugh Moffatt

    Hugh Moffatt

    Thanks again for your support!

    Thanks again for your support!

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