You may have been following along with me as I blogged from my fourth MFA in Writing residency at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. If you read every post–I’m looking at you, PJ Reece!–then feel free to move on. If you weren’t tuning in every day, here’s a recap:
CRAFT AND OBSERVATION
- How to find that quiet place that will allow you to write.
- Determining if you write more with your eyes or with your ears.
- Considering what type of student you’d like to teach.
- Knowing who your audience is for your creative output (or not).
- Embracing theft as a way of creating.
- A look at the types of students you find in a writing workshop.
- Finding your voice in essays and blogging.
- My struggle to transition from real life to the surreal world that is residency.
- Good news about a future teaching gig.
- The experience of a piece of writing demanding to be written.
- My attempt to find the positive in a negative workshopping experience.
- A reflection on lessons learned.
We’ll go for one more ride this summer; my final residency starts Wednesday, June 27th!