Hello, everybody! It occurred to me that I’ve been having all this fun lately and I wanted to share the nature of the fun with you! It’s all courtesy of the wonderful VCFA Young Writers Network under the able direction of Katie Bayerl and the creative help of Adi Rule. First, Katie coordinated a series of workshops during February vacation at 826 Boston. I worked with Sarah Cassell to offer a workshop on Fabulous Beasts and How to Create them and we had so much fun! The kids were so creative and engaged and willing to make the most wonderful beasts you could imagine. Also we had clementines and pumpkin bread. It was all delicious, including the kids’ writing, as you can imagine.
Then, Katie and Adi have been working with three New England authors (Tam Smith, Erin Moulton and me) to bring us to schools in Northern New Hampshire for a series of writing residencies in schools over this winter and spring. It’s been a partnership with the Stark Elementary School, the Groveton Elementary School and the Stratford Public School and we’ve been having a blast! I feel so lucky to get to know and to work with these wonderful children and teachers. Can’t wait to go back in a few weeks for more!
In other news, the dogs are keeping well and I am very glad spring is coming even though I know that it is forebodingly early. I am starting to feel like one of those people who wants to winter in Florida. I think caftans would suit me.*
*Give a shout in the comments about what outfit you think would suit your secret self best and why. Be honest, y’all.