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. 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 to describe my story as “grimly fascinating and […]

The Thumb

Well, I’m finally doing it. Going under the knife, as the idiom (that I abhor) states. It scares me just to write the aforementioned sentence. Anyway, my left thumb is bone on bone. Pain that defies articulation shoots through my thumb and surrounding fingers any time it pleases. It’s completely arbitrary and mean. It’s been […]

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? […]