MFAW-WA faculty member Beatrix Gates has received an appointment as an Alan Jutzi Fellow for Non-traditional Scholars at the Huntington Library next year. The fellowship is for the poetry project, “Good Seeing: Poem of the Full Sky,” which highlights 20th c. astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt who discovered the means for Hubble’s measuring the universe and […]
MFAW-WA faculty member Beatrix Gates will be the guest poet at Opera House Arts Voice2Voice Poetry Declamation Contest which is partnering with schools in Blue Hill, Sedgwick, Brooklin and Deer Isle/ Stonington on April 12th for the purpose of exposing middle school students to the spoken word of poetry as a means of developing their voices and expressing themselves.
Though the newest version of the Echo is decent, you can get a better response to life if you use your own voice—i.e. the Personal Echo. The Personal Echo is in high demand because it offers the gift of someone else controlling your life, but doing it in a way that feels as if you are talking to yourself. And truly, what writer wouldn’t want that?
To blog or not to blog–that is the question, writers. Whether it is nobler to essay than to blog is a serious matter, and not everyone can do it or do it well.Because to do it well, one must face the truth of blogging and accept it: it’s a genre. It has rules. It requires… attention to craft.
What is writing for?
I confess that, after having taught creative writing for more than 35 years and read tons of student writing I don’t remember and tons of good and great books by good and great authors I also don’t remember, I sometimes find myself wondering if we really need any more new writing.