MFA Residency 2

So Long, Forest Grove

Another whirlwind MFA residency has come and gone–this one my first on the beautiful Pacific University campus. Thanks to all who made it such a spectacular event. Here is a parting taste of the campus: (Click any image to enlarge)

Why Publish?

Christopher Howell of Eastern Washington University Press gave an excellent overview of publishing options this afternoon–including vanity presses, self-publishing, cooperatives, small, independent, university and corporate publishers. Above all he encouraged right motivation: to publish [He put forward the idea of publishing] as means to enter the larger literary conversation, and encouraged the practice of detachment …

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Oregon Again

I’m leaving for Forest Grove, Oregon tomorrow for the second residency of the Pacific University MFA in Writing. The first time around was intense, profound, wonderful. Looking forward to round two, and hoping to jot the occasional tid bit here as time permits.