A good thing about a low-residency program is the variety of places called home by the students and faculty and the resulting mix of people. A crummy thing about a low-residency program is the post-residency far-flungedness of friends.
Here we go: another semester of the Storyteller’s Inkpot.
A good thing about a blog collective is no single person bears the burden of the writing. A crummy thing about a blog collective is that the schedule of writers is completed well in advance and so if someone rolls out of bed on a crisp autumn day and has a burst of brilliance in 800 words or less, there’s been no chance that brilliance can be shoe-horned into the regular schedule.
There’s a somewhat new schedule this semester—we’re moving Faculty Voices to Mondays. Alumni Voices will continue on Thursdays. We have a number of publication interviews celebrating new books by faculty and alums, and they will appear as the books are published; you can look for those on Tuesdays. And to make room for the occasional unscheduled brilliance, there might be the occasional Alumni/Faculty Voices Plus.
And because I like you all a lot, here’s a sweet littlebit o’ craft from writer Elizabeth McCracken.