It’s that time again! Soon I’ll be posting daily (if possible) posts from my latest MFA residency at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. At my winter residency I shared ten posts, or “MFA Nuggets,” with you. I discussed lectures, readings, and the life of a creative writer at residency. Now, it never got above freezing that entire residency, so staying huddled in my dorm room with my laptop wasn’t a hardship; it might be a bit tougher to resist the temptation of the outdoors this time. I recall that at last summer’s residency the weather was delightful.
I will say this: I find that blogging about what I learn at residency helps reinforce the lessons in my own head, so I may blog every day purely for selfish reasons. If you get something out of it as well, fantastic!
Finally, if you’re curious about what a residency schedule looks like, just know that a typical day runs from about 9 am to 10 pm; repeat 10 times. Here’s this semester’s schedule. Oh my.