On a recent trip to California, I headed to Santa Barbara to visit one of my favorite art supply stores, Art Essentials, and to see the exhibit of photographer John Divola at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Meandering down State Street I encountered four pianos, each a block apart, positioned on the sidewalk near the curb.
For all the people who just wrote to ask me how to improve their work, see below:
After twenty-two years of helping people to improve their writing--this applies to all genres--the top ten bits of advice come down to four. I'll leave it to a famous writer to pass on, since I love her work and people seem to listen more closely to the famous:
Zadie Smith (pictured above):
1. When still a child, make sure you read a lot of books. Spend more time doing this than anything else.
Welcome to the inaugural post of the monthly MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program News Blog! We are very excited to have a regular avenue for everyone to learn about the achievements and good work of our students, alumni, and faculty.
Students and Alumni
Goddard values the principles of liberatory education.
by Aimee Liu
THE ART OF THE MEMOIR
Here's the art of memoir in a nutshell:
Through the story of the experience, we get to know the past you; through the voice and insights you bring to the writing of that experience, we get to know and care about the present you -- and we learn what you've learned between past and present, which is really what your memoir is about.
REVISING FOR RELATIONSHIP
The following was delivered as a graduation speech on September 22, 2013 for the Fall 2013 semester commencement ceremony of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program in Port Townsend, Washington: