Posts tagged ‘letter’

May 01 2018
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Letter from the director: May 2018

Letter from the director: May 2018

Dear writers, May Day, mayday! If your writing is in distress at this start of May, let me remind you: just like a late winter storm, this too shall pass. In the creative world, we talk a lot about blocks. I’ve said before and will continue to say that I don’t believe in writer’s block. There are too many tried and true techniques to steer around blocks or banish blocks entirely, too many tips for…

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Apr 02 2018
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Letter from the director: April 2018

Letter from the director: April 2018

Dear writers, I don’t know where you are in the world right now, but in the Northeast U.S., spring is taking its sweet time to arrive. The waiting truly is the hardest part, and that’s what I want to talk about as March closes and April opens: how the creative process so often feels like delayed gratification. Maybe you are waiting to take a writing class, attend a retreat, or join a group. Maybe you’re…

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Feb 01 2018
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Letter from the director, February 2018

Letter from the director, February 2018

On Wednesday, a blue moon, super moon, and blood moon coincided in the pre-dawn sky for the first time in 152 years. What a universe we live in. I want to talk about wonder, because I’ve been thinking a lot about how so many people might be writers and not even know it because they haven’t, for whatever reason, channeled their wonder and awe at the world around them. That’s all it takes, really, to…

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