We’re busy packing for a week at Vermont Studio Center, where visual artists and writers come to work on their projects in a beautiful setting. I did a one-month residency there a few years ago and made significant progress on A Reunion of Ghosts, which was still in draft form.
This time, though, I’ll be at VSC as their July session’s Visiting Writer. This will be my second time as the Visiting Writer. The first time I did it was during an icy week in January, and, despite the frigid weather, I enjoyed my time and the writers I met. So when I was asked to do it again I was thrilled. This time, from July 7 to July 12, along with working on my own writing, I’ll engage with the 16 writers in residency. I’ll also give a reading at 8pm on July 7 that’s free and open to the public. The next day I’ll be delivering a craft talk. And after that I’ll read the work of, and meet individually with, any of the writers who are interested in my feedback.
Extra bonus: this time around my husband Don is coming with me!