Born and raised in an immigrant family in England, Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing program director Elena Georgiou shares her experience of a community where there was “no pretense about a melting pot.” She talks political dreams, and how being an outsider, and a second class citizen, in her own country has fueled her writing:
“In the books I was reading as a child, there wasn’t really anybody I recognized. With the love of reading, came the love of writing, and with the love of writing came the question: What is it that you want to spend your time writing about?”
At Goddard, community comes first. Listen to Georgiou discuss the magic of the place, which extends to the people, as well as the transformation that has become routine at Goddard, where the catch phrase is, “Come as you are, leave as you want to be.”
What do you want to spend your time writing about?
Music credits: “Contrarian” by Blue Dot Sessions, Album: Sketchbook; “Bridgewalker” by Blue Dot Sessions, Album: Bitters; “Cottonwoods” by Blue Dot Sessions, Album: Feathers
Read more from Elena, as well as the faculty, alumni and students from the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing community, at the blog The Writer in the World.