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Friendship at VCFA, where the magic is real

During this summer’s residency in Writing for Children and Young Adults at the Vermont College of Fine Art, I was one of six student lecturers sharing critical insights regarding picture book authorship. My presentation focused on the textual reference to … Continue reading

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Creating Inspiration

A picture I’ve sketched to gather inspiration for a picture book. Poor lonely faerie.

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The Vermont Adventure – last day

Pictured above are the quaint pine forest behind my residence hall, College Hall in the rain, and the organ in the chapel, where many of our lectures and readings take place. It is also where the graduation ceremony took place … Continue reading

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The Vermont Adventure – day eight

Pictured above is the room where I and ten other students workshop our pieces with William Alexander and Sharon Darrow. Yes, it is powerful. This was without reservation the most beautiful day in Montpelier so far; it was cool with … Continue reading

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The Vermont Adventure – day two

The morning started off foggy and dreamy and maintained that wonderful mood most of the day. This photo attempts to capture the fog on the mountain behind Dewey Hall. It was an eventful day with good conversations with some of … Continue reading

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The Vermont Adventure – Day One

Most of the posts in this blog are flash fiction; however, I thought it would be relevant to share my experience at the Vermont College of Fine Art (aka VCFA) with readers who might be considering a low-residency MFA program … Continue reading

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The Forest Girl – finale

In the last installment Lisa and Lance sought refuge at Lance’s house after fleeing from Cerridwen’s violent transformation. Then Lisa returned home. What will the two discover when they meet up the following day and return to Cerridwen’s home? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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