Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In Which I Return

So, I'm back from my MFA Residency!

And it. Was. AWESOME!!

Guys, guys! It was so great I can't even. I made so many cool new friends. I mean, check out my class!

from left to right, Top: Gary Mansergh, Josh Hammond, Zachary Wilson
Middle: Jessica Mattson, Jennifer Wilson Coates, Kate St. Vincent Vogl, Anna Dielschneider
Bottom: Brita Sandstrom, Me.

Everyone was such a good writer. So good. We all read at student readings and I was seriously blown away by their talent. I'm not even exaggerating.

The workshops were great and wonderful, the lectures were awesome, I got my copy of I'M WITH STUPID signed by Geoff Herbach (if you ever get a chance to hear him speak, DO! He's hilarious), got to sit next to Kate DiCamillo (true story) and spoke with Jane Yolen (also a true story).

And I get to do it all over again in July!

We were assigned mentors for the next 5ish months and I'll be working with Anne Ursu, which I'm super excited about because she's awesome and cool and loves cats (as expected).

And besides the residency, some awesome crazy huge event happened too, which I'll be blogging about soon (soooooon).

I know, I'm such a blog tease. I don't mean to be, I swear, but I like to keep things close to my chest until things are more clear, you know?

Yeah.

Anyway, how have you been? Anything exciting or fun or different happen the last two weeks?

13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you had an awesome time and met some great authors. Taunting us with news though - you are mean.

Maria Zannini said...

Welcome back, sweetie! So glad it was everything you wanted.

Catherine Stine said...

I'm so happy for you--it's such an exciting time doing an MFA in creative writing! And you look happy too. Nice group of people. As for me, I just had a cover reveal for my new adult romance novella. Yay! I featured it on my blog if you feel like checking it out. I look forward to hearing about your experience going forward.

Bryan Russell said...

Sounds fantastic! There's something great about such a shared experience with like minds. Especially when books are involved.

Lola Sharp said...

I love love LOVE that you had such a marvelous time, hobnobbed with brilliant creative minds, and feel inspired! <333

And, SQUEEE! :D

Tara said...

I love that you sound so darn excited! And that you had such a great time. Can't wait for your news. :)

Colleen Muske said...

So jealous!!! You are very talented and deserve everything coming your way :)

Rena said...

Oh you tease!!!!

I can't wait until you get to blog about your news! And it's so awesome that your residency went so well!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Glad you had a blast, Sarah! Looking forward to hearing your news too :)

Leandra Wallace said...

You sat next to Kate DiCamillo? *dies* Glad you had a great time! You all have happy, shiny writer faces on. :)

Slamdunk said...

Glad to hear that you are back and had an uplifting experience. I am sure everyone fed off of the energy there.

Not much new here: cold, snow, wind, blah...

Trisha F said...

Evidently you had a brilliant time! I am a fan of anyone who loves cats. :D

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I'm so happy for you that you had a blast.

Has anyone ever told you that you have a great smile? It's true.

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