"The miracle is not to fly in the air, nor to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth." (Chinese Proverb)
Saturday, January 8, 2011
VCFA Winter Residency 2011
Here they are - ten crazy, glorious days at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, where I teach in the Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program. It's our winter residency and I cannot wait to see people. I'll try to post a few summaries about what I'm hearing and seeing (faculty and grad lectures, workshops, Katherine Paterson's opening speech, guest readings and lectures - David Macaulay, Grace Lin, anf Tobin Anderson, who is bravely offering up a mini-course in literary theory) in addition to NECI food and the ghost in College Hall. Coming on to campus tonight in the airport shuttle, Uma and Laura and I saw Christmas lights all over College Hall, including quite a display in one huge tree on the snow-covered grass not far from the fountain....