Faculty member Peter Turchi has an essay about parenting and writing published in American Short Fiction:

I confess, I get a little impatient when I hear graduate students with teaching assistantships—that is, students who not only aren’t paying tuition but who are being paid—say they don’t have time to write. Which is not to say that I didn’t feel exactly the same way when I was a graduate student with a teaching assistantship. But what I want to tell them now is, if they’ll only be able to write once they finish their coursework and their (underpaid) teaching, if they think that then there will be a long stretch of days with countless hours without personal or professional responsibility and a mysterious but sufficient income, they might as well stop dreaming now. And if they expect to have children?

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