A former student’s passion

A former student’s passion

In five years of teaching at New School, so many wonderful people have walked into my classes, opened notebooks and laptops, and taught me. Last summer, Nora Weatherby was one of a terrific group in my nonfiction workshop at Summer Writers Colony. Since then, she has graduated from New School and further developed her Birth Narratives Oral History Project. Click to listen to a sample of the stories she is collecting and to find out what might be next.

Charles Simic

Charles Simic

 

The Invitation
We are going to serve a late lunch
For a few close friends in the garden.
We’ll start with a cold squid salad,
A pot of black and green olives, read more

Poetry&Color

Poetry&Color

A dozen readers of poetry came together at the Darien Library on Wednesday, May 18th, for the last of the eighteen monthly One Page Poetry Circles. It has been a terrific two-year run, and I sincerely thank everyone who has participated. Thank you especially, Erica Bess and Janet Davis and the Darien Library for believing in and supporting the poetry circle. I hope that poetry continues to find each of us and that we find the time to read it with others.