Thursday, November 12, 2009

Goin' to School!

First, I want to let it be known that our trivia team received 2nd place last night at Buffalo Wild Wings (hence the $20 gift card). That is by far the highest we have ever received. It was a fun night!

Instead of playing trivia last night, I probably should have been packing but that’s OK. I have all night tonight.

So, I thought I would tell you a little bit about my graduate program. Saturday, November 21st, I will graduate with a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, KY. This is a creative writing program and my specialty is essentially, I’m a writer and now I will have a degree that says so (not that an MFA is the only way to be a writer because I know plenty of good writers that didn’t pursue an MFA). Anyway, here’s what Spalding’s website says about the program:

“Our four-semester, brief-residency MFA in Writing combines superb instruction with unparalleled flexibility. Each semester of the program begins with a ten-day residency, in which students and faculty gather for an intensive workshopping and learning experience. At the conclusion of the residency, students return home to correspond, one on one, with a faculty mentor for the rest of the semester. During the semester, each instructor supervises a small number of students, and each student's program is highly individualized.”

That’s basically what I have been doing for two years. Part of the requirement for the degree is to create a thesis that is a book of poems. My goal is to send out this book that I’ve been working on in hopes that someone will publish it. I am hoping for my own ISBN one day!!! That thought really excites me...maybe soon. I’m proud of the thesis but I think before I consider it a book I’m ready to publish...I still have to move a few more things around.

Having said all that, I am flying to Kentucky in the morning and I won’t be back until Sunday, November 22nd. I will try to post while I’m gone but it certainly won’t be every day. They keep you pretty busy. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to eat as great as I have been but I’m going to try not to go crazy and the good news is, the hotel has a workout room and you have to walk a lot during the day.

OK-That’s all for today! I want to thank everyone who ever supported me in my MFA venture!


  1. BATLBW rocked the house last night!!! Our very first Top 3 finish...and it feels good!!!

    And, CONGRATS again on your upcoming graduation! You have so much to be proud of...I know I'm proud of you!!!


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