Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Brand New Day



This is my favorite recent kid pic, taken with my iPhone at the Dollar Store. Figured that if I took the picture, I wouldn't get sucked into buying something they'll never play with again.

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Thanks for the love and support. I really do appreciate it, more than you know.

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Have you seen this article from the New Yorker asking the question, "Should creative writing be taught?" Here's an excerpt:


"Creative-writing programs are designed on the theory that students who have never published a poem can teach other students who have never published a poem how to write a publishable poem. The fruit of the theory is the writing workshop, a combination of ritual scarring and twelve-on-one group therapy where aspiring writers offer their views of the efforts of other aspiring writers."
As a product of a creative writing program, I honed my skills to become a better writer. Being in a workshop setting gave me the time and space to grow and develop as a poet and editor, skills that I use everyday in my professional life. And the connections I made in the program are priceless. But these programs are not for everyone.

What do you think about this article, and the teaching of creative writing in general?

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It's 56 degrees and overcast in Boston. How's the weather in your neck of the woods?

2 comments:

odessa said...

its 58 and drizzling here in SF but i'm trying not to whine about it :)

it's a brand new day indeed...

January said...

Hope the weather is improving in SF. Finally, the clouds broke this afternoon and it reached 72 in Boston.

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