Assistant Graduate Fellow, Bennington Writing Seminars Teaching Fiction

It’s exhilarating to have just written the above headline. My fingers are even excited. I will be teaching High School students at Burr & Burton Academy in Manchester, Vermont, during my upcoming final residency at my beloved Bennington. Of course, I’m nervous. However, at 57, what better time to jump right in, am I right? Can I get a witness? So many feels and shivers I can hardly stand it.

I’ll let you know how it goes. But first, I have to tackle yet another rewrite of my graduate lecture on Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio. If there are such things as spirit animals, he is my spirit author. If you haven’t read this group of connected stories, you must. Talk about shivers.

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