I’m off to Montpelier, Vermont, tomorrow morning for my latest MFA in Writing residency, and I want to commit to you, via this post, that I will be posting highlights I pick up from lectures and readings in (semi) real time from the residency. I can’t promise a post a day, but I aim to pull that off. They’ll be nice and short, just a nugget of wisdom I jotted down in the shiny new composition book I bought for the residency.
Some possible topics (i.e., titles of some lectures I intend to attend):
- The Importance of Wasting Time
- The First Step off the Cliff is the Most Dangerous (openings)
- The Art of Dialogue
- In Defense of Excessive Detail and Sentimental Disclosures
- Using Your Ears: The Mysteries of Music in Writing
- Why Am I Laughing at This? The Grotesque and Black Humor
- Out Loud: The Relationship Between the Written and the Spoken Word
- One Writer’s Search for Structure, or It Looks Like a Mosaic to Me
Now to start packing for my two weeks away; nothing like waiting until the last minute.