Kelsey Osgood (2010)

MFA in Creative Nonfiction

"The mentorship was paramount. As a young writer, I had no idea of my skill level or my taste or what it took, logistically, to get things polished and out into the world. All of my mentors offered sage, personal advice and no-holds-barred critique throughout the years; even now, if I need any of them, they're available to calm nerves or excite them as needed."

Kelsey Osgood's first book, How to Disappear Completely, was awarded a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers award. She has contributed pieces to New York, The New Yorker's Culture Desk blog, Time, The Huffington Post and Salon and is a staff writer at The American Reader.   Kelsey Osgood is currently working on a number of essays for a second book. 

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