Yahdon Israel

Yahdon Israel

Creator, #Literaryswag | Awards VP, National Book Critics Circle

Yahdon Israel is a writer, an educator, and the creator of Literaryswag, a cultural movement that intersects literature and fashion to make books cool. He has written for Avidly, the New Inquiry, Brooklyn Magazine, LitHub, and Poets and Writers. Yahdon is the awards vice president of the National Book Critics Circle, the host of the Literaryswag Book Club, a monthly book club that’s free and open to the public, and the host of LIT, a weekly web series about books and culture.

More Than a Piece of Paper: How to Make the Most of an MFA and Use It to Launch Your Career

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An MFA is an investment. On the creative front, it will help you build a writer’s tool kit, so that later on, when you sit down to write, you have all sorts of skills at your disposal. But your degree can pay off in other ways, too. You can use it to secure writing gigs, […]