Category Archives: writing life

On Kelly Cherry’s Girl In A Library

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          I wrote this piece a few weeks ago, hoping to place it on a blog with a larger audience than my own. That didn’t happen, and in the meantime, Kelly Cherry has won lifetime Achievement … Continue reading

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Balance

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My residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts ended a month ago. While I was there, a friend and fellow writer sent me an email. She was working on a lecture/essay about the challenges of maintaining balance in … Continue reading

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A Writer Checks In

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My Friday writing check in with a friend happened this morning, Saturday, which seems appropriate. A week has gone by since I pulled in my driveway, last Saturday, after a month at the VCCA, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. … Continue reading

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Notes From The Writing Life

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Here at the VCCA, a pattern has evolved. Mornings, when at home, I write; here I read history, memoir, essays. I particularly like the voice of Phillip Lopate in my head before I write whether he’s writing about his childhood in … Continue reading

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Notes From The Writing Life

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At the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, walking to dinner, talking with my husband on the phone, I listen as he tells me of a visit with his sister and brother in law. A friend called inviting them all over … Continue reading

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Notes From the Writing Life

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My blog resurfaces, here at the the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). It’s taking a new form– less formal, more like musings. For the month I’m in residence, I will post notes from the writing life.  I have … Continue reading

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