I’ve been in a quiet place lately, lost deep in the next book and a rough draft that surprises me every time I sit down to write. But I wanted to pop in to tell you about a couple of new developments.
I’ve joined the faculty at Regis University’s Mile-High MFA, a low-residency program in Denver, CO. Twice a year, I’ll be in Denver for a nine-day residency period where MFA students get to immerse themselves in workshops, seminars, and readings. The rest of each semester, I’ll be working remotely one-on-one with students as we come up with a curriculum tailored to their specific writing projects, needs and interests. I love the low-res model because I’ve always felt it reflects what the writing life is really like—a balance between finding a community and carving out a place and time in our own private lives for our writing. Applications are now open for the 2016 year. To learn more about the program or apply, visit the Mile-High MFA website.
Also, starting March 24, I’ll be teaching a 6-week literary fiction course in Austin, TX, called Writing a Literary, Page-Turning Novel. A short preview of the description:
“It’s time to throw the myth of the literary navel-gazer into obscurity. Learn how to write a literary novel that feels both true and compelling in this six-week writing course that will focus on the intersection of creative expression and gripping storytelling.”
If you’re in the Austin area, I’d love it if you joined us. It’ll be a small class with no more than 15 students, and in addition to craft lectures and writing exercises, we’ll also workshop each others’ work. Learn more about the class and how you can register here.
Oh! And while I’m on the topic of announcements: I’m traveling to these book festivals this spring and would love to see you there!
March 14 & 15: Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ
April 11: San Antonio Book Festival, San Antonio, TX
But enough about me…what’s new with you?