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Aaron Banks

BA in English, 2017 

What drew your attention to the creative writing program?

I was drawn to the English program first. I’m a product of Rochester, so I’ve always known about the University of Rochester and the tradition here. But there’s this myth that if you want to write, you have to go out west, go to the schools out west; they’re a lot better for writing, more opportunity for publication, whatnot...

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Horacio Quezada

BA in English and Psychology, 2018 

What drew your attention to the creative writing program?

I’ve always liked fiction since I was a kid. I liked to read stories and novels as I was growing up, and I’ve always wanted to write something, but in Spanish — because Spanish is my first language. But I was encouraged by some friends to start writing in English and just to give it a try and see what comes out of it...

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