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Selecting the Cover! And other news. . .

 

Wordamour is excited to announce that Anthony Haynes, her editor at Professional and Higher, actually asked for her opinion on the cover art for Re-thinking Creative Writing in Higher Education.  They have commissioned a series from a lovely artist, Rika Newcombe which you can see here and which I understand will be used for the covers for the whole creative writing series.  Wordamour will do a reveal when the cover has been selected, but in my opinion, they can’t really go wrong with Newcombe’s work.

You know you’re busy when you promise yourself you can write a blog post if you get a certain amount done.  Right about now, I’m consumed with preparation for our writing project’s hosting of  the NWP Rural Sites Network 2011 Conference coming up in a few weeks.  But it’s chugging along quite well, so that’s good news. 

In other news, Anthony Hayne of Professional and Higher has also started a website/blog called creativewritingstudies.wordpress.com which he envisions as a way for writers and creative writing studies enthusiasts (especially the board and those intensively involved with  Professional and Higher) to post news, calls for papers and other important information.  Check it out, better yet, comment or contribute.

Coming soon, another Golden Baguette Award winner!  Who will it be?

Bye y’all,
SV

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It’s done!

Rethinking Creative Writing in Higher Ed has crossed the finish line and is at the publishers so until I get the editor’s comments back, I also have my life back. Not that I’m complaining–I am so happy to be putting this project to bed at a publisher. But for the last month and a half my life has been like a jar of marbles filled with liquid. The marbles represent all my regular commitments, family, job, writing project stuff. . .and the liquid would be the book, filling up every spare crevice, every spare moment, especially toward the end.

And so, I can breathe again. And hang out with my husband and my kids–they’re out of school now–not coincidentally, I had negotiated the book’s deadline for their last day of school. And read a few books not related to creative writing pedagogy. I celebrated by staggering out of the local library with a pile yesterday.

A few on my list: Brazil by Jesse Lee Kercheval (a review copy from the author-one of my faves!), Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt, and the ubiquitous Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (for a long drive).

This weekend, dropping  my son off at DUKE Tip, then the Writing Project starts–yippee!

Bye Y’all,
SV

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