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Friday Hangovers

Just a few leetle things, most of which I've already shared on twitter, but things flit by so quickly there: I have completed all (I think/hope/believe) my stuff for the Bluegrass Writers Studio residency, including a looong lecture, written then extensively rewritten. Oh, process, you're so adorably consistent. A reminder that even if it's cold, …

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Masters Ahoy!

Just a quick congratulations to the newest class of graduates from the Vermont College of Fine Arts' MFA in Writing for Children and YA program, one Super Secret Society of Quirk and Quill (shhhhh). There are some future *stars* of the field in this group (Varian Johnson, Jess Leader and Rachel Wilson, to name but …

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Follow Us Off a Cliff

Some students and alumni from the Vermont College MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program decided to launch an unofficial Twitter feed to share news related to the projects and activities of current and past members of the program. Other children's and YA lit-related stuff will be in the mix as well. There …

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Lucky Days

I know, I know. I'll try to get a proper type of post up tomorrow. Just dropping in to say that all day I've felt an overwhelming and perhaps slightly corny surge of gratitude to be here in this amazing community of writers. There's no place like it, and at some point I do mean …

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Emma Explorador Pt 2Originally uploaded by gwenda I have completed hours and hours and hours of admin paperwork and gathering and such for the stuff that has to be mailed in at the end of one's final MFA semester… and my brain feels mushy. Also, hurty. (Evaluations, a complete bibliography of everything read for the …

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Ghostly Time Warp

Snowy CampusOriginally uploaded by gwenda I’ve been remiss in not posting a link to Vermont Public Radio’s excellently creepy story about Anna, the ghost who reportedly resides in the College Hall tower at my grad school’s campus. (This was the first I’d heard of this story; I really feel it should be in the promotional …

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Enchanted Evening

We were quite the perceptive crew for the annual Miss Universe viewing party and drinking game — we had very few repicks due to elimination, and core participants had the final five early on Mexico (Gene), the Dominican Republic (Shawn), Venezuela (Christopher), Colombia (me), and Russia (Allyson). (Micol’s USA sadly didn’t make it that far, …

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I’m here in Montpelier at Betsy’s — in a different room than usual, but Micol just came over for a late lunch so it’s feeling familiar already. As ever, the wireless seems to be misbehaving, but I’ll find a reliable signal and make proper updates at some point. Carry on.

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