Real Writing Stuff

Excerpt From My Fictionalized Memoir

The genesis of my narrative began when I spilled my guts to Jill McCorkle day during lunch in my third term at Bennington College, where I earned my MFA. Without her incredible support and encouragement, my story would have never been unearthed, fictionalized and put on paper. David Gates, my thesis advisor, was kind enough […]

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? […]