Friday, October 31, 2008

Continuing Education

I just found out that I've been accepted into the Vermont College MFA in Writing for Children. It is a low-residency program, meaning I don't have to move to Vermont - only go there two weeks each semester. It seems like a perfect plan for adults who want to further their education.


I've been thinking about going back to school for a while, but I've never gotten beyond the thinking part. But now the timing is right and everything fell into place for this to work out, so I'm thrilled.

I recently read The Samurai's Garden: A Novel by Gail Tsukiyama. It is a rich story about a young Chinese artist who spends the summer on a Japanese island just before World War II. It is definitely a literary novel - meaning how it is written is more important than the plot. But both are fascinating. My dear mother-in-law, Marilyn, who is an artist herself, recommended this book and I must say, I wholeheartedly agree.

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