Drum roll, please ...
I am leaving my job as Senior Writer/Editor at Babson College to become an Assistant Professor of English at Salem State University AND Executive Director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival!!
(… which explains why I haven’t been blogging this week. I'm prepping for classes.)
I’ve been at Babson almost 11 years. It’s not easy to leave this family to start a new one. But when Salem State came calling, they made an offer I couldn’t refuse.
I will be teaching two classes, comp and creative writing. The rest of my time will be spent coordinating all of the poetry festival efforts, from marketing and promotion to fundraising, logistics, and programming. I’m looking forward to getting from behind the desk and in the classroom. And being able to help the festival grow and thrive and become sustainable ... YES!
This is all new territory for me, and for the next few weeks I’ll be working at both institutions until February 1. Classes at Salem State start next week! It will be busy to say the least, but I am more than ready for the challenge. I mean really, this is my dream job. And it doesn’t hurt that Salem State is about six miles from my house. Anyone who knows me knows my commute to Wellesley, MA, is 40 miles, door-to-door, on one of the worst highways in North America. Goodbye long commute!
Too many people to thank for making this happen. You know who you are. Thank you for your continued support.
*Me doing the dance of joy!*