There’s a new Geeks Guide to the Writing Life Post up here at the Huffington Post. But more importantly, former student, Brianne Spicer and her soul mate, Martin a.k.a. “Bear” Sharum got married today and my husband and I were lucky enough to be at their “literary themed” wedding.
One of the perks of teaching is that we sometimes get invited to our student’s weddings and let me tell you, it’s quite an honor, right up there with watching them graduate. A couple of years ago we had two weddings in one day, fortunately timed so we could go from one to the other. “How is this going to work?” we wondered. It’s going to be crazy. But we’ll give it a try.
You know what? Getting to watch two couples, two gifted students, begin their lives together, in one day was pretty darned awesome. At the end of the day I realized: this opportunity may never come again and I was truly lucky I got to experience it.
Fortunately we still get invited to “one wedding at a time” events and those are darned awesome too. I never get tired of being invited and we do our best to make every one we can.
A toast to you, Bri and Martin and a lifetime of happiness!
The first in a series of excerpts from a book I’ve been on fire writing all summer, The Geeks Guide to the Writing Life: An Instructional Memoir for the Rest of Us can be found on the Huffington Post.
Meanwhile, Arkansas itself seems to be on fire, almost literally. Praying for rain.
Today’s post, How She Does It: A Day in the Life of a College Writing Teacher, is over at the Huffington Post as part #dayofhigher ed. Check it out!
is over on the Huffington Post today. The essay is much more in favor of MFA’s than the pull-out quote would indicate. Check it out, comment, repost, retweet, if you’re interested.
Wordamour and her merry band of five can be found in a follow up discussion, What is Creative Writing Anyway?
Consider it a prelude to AWP! Till then,
It was really hard not to put that last bit in all caps because Wordamour really wanted to SHOUT IT!!
But yes, I have, with several of my esteemed colleagues, published a defense of creative writing programs in the Huffington Post. It’s been in the works since Anis Shivani’s piece appeared the weeks ago (our piece links to it). So please read, comment and share on your social network of choice! We want to spread the word.
You’ll find it here.
So I know it’s been quiet here lately, lots of reasons for that, some personal, nothing serious, but I’ll be back in the saddle soon. In the meantime, I’ve joined on as a blogger on Tom Kealey’s MFA Blog.
You’ll find my first post here.
Talk to you soon. Bye y’all,
The Washington Post 2010 Peeps Diorama winners are in and two of them are very close to Wordamour’s heart.
One finalist was a pitch perfect rendition of Margaret Wise Brown/Clement Hurd’s iconic Goodnight Moon. Check out the photo here and the brief, sweet video on the making of here.
And then, “In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.” A must see here.
Gotta love this contest.
If that’s too um, sugary for you, there’s a great post over on HuffPo on the Creepiest Children’s Books Ever.
A quiet weekend here as Wordamour recovers from her DC trip (one of the best ever thanks to her son, who makes a great travel companion) and get’s ready for AWP in Denver. I’m sure I’ll be blogging AWP from the Mile High City—can’t resist.
Right now, there’s a Cadbury creme egg in my future, thanks to my mom. My only one of the season. Everything in moderation and all that.
PS There was also a very good diorama of Where the Wild Things Are, but it seemed like an easy get what with the movie just coming out.