MONTPELIER, VERMONT: I’m going to depart a bit from my daily routine of writing instruction highlights from my residency here at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Last night I witnessed an annual celebration here in Montpelier, the tiny capital of Vermont. Hundreds of VCFA students joined with locals on the campus quad to launch 300 Thai lanterns. Essentially tall paper bags with a lit propellent beneath them, once filled with hot air the lanterns glide up into the sky, creating what appears to be an underwater world of pulsating jellyfish.
Some of the great writers here at VCFA could capture the experience fully in words. I’ll share it with you via the short film I took with my HTC Evo. Enjoy!
ABOUT THIS SERIES: As promised, I am posting occasional “nuggets” of wisdom I am acquiring here at my second residency in the MFA for Writing program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Previous posts include “Illuminating Your Story,” “A Window on Your Narrator,” and “Creativity and Wasting Time.”