Vermont College of Fine Arts Faculty (Writing for Children and Young Adults):
These are the extraordinary people with whom I teach.
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An Occasional Post
July 24, 2010
Itís still hot here, as it is almost everywhere on the east coast, and I am dreaming of moving North. Labrador, Greenland, Nova Scotia, Hudson Bayódonít they sound enticing?
And yes, I believe weíve brought this heat on ourselves. More on that some other time. For now, letís talk about Vermont College of Fine Arts. Iíll start.
The summer residency ended on Tuesday and many attendees have been napping ever since. (more…)
July 6, 2010
Iíve already posted twice about the life-changing summer camp I attended for eight entire summers as a child (I wasnít actually attending it Ďasí a child. I was a child. For this humorous insight, I owe Tom Paley, the great traditional musician), and I promise to stop soon and move on. ButÖ
Camp had one major drawback: I spent ten months of each year constantly yearning for the two months of summer. I hated school and loved camp. At camp, I had friends. At school, I was a total outsideróbut more about that in another post.
Today Iíve been thinking about yearning as it applies to writing. (more…)