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Dave Griffith (Fiction MFA 2001)
Director of Creative Writing, Interlochen Center for the Arts
The times when I just didn't think I had what it takes—to be a writer, to make the sacrifices necessary to dedicate my life to making art—I was supported by the community. And here I mean not just the faculty and other writers in the program, but the people of Pittsburgh. There's a sense that making art matters in Pittsburgh.