I’m home from my magical first residency at Vermont College of Fine Arts. And while it’s great to be sleeping in my own bed and showering in my own shower, I still haven’t come down from the high. I promise you will hear these same words from anyone who has been there and here’s why: VCFA is the most supportive environment a writer will ever encounter. The faculty are all working writers actively engaged in pursuit of the craft. They readily admit that they face the very same writing challenges we do. They have actual prescriptive concepts for how to approach learning and growing within your craft.
It’s going to be a tough two years, but it will be worth it.
I also posted as a guest blogger on Through the Tollbooth with A Look at a First Rez and VCFA Catch and Release. Check them out.