I’ve been taking time off since the Alma College MFA in Creative Writing‘s first residency ended and it’s been a very good thing so for this morning’s walk I’m reflecting on how making time to rest might be the most ambitious thing you can do. Shout out to Kate Holbein Rademacher and her book RECLAIMING REST, published by Broadleaf Books. Also to the contemplative walks offered by Berkshire Camino LLC.
In case you’re wondering, the Alma College MFA in Creative Writing is a low-residency graduate degree program that features residencies twice a year. The rest of the semester you work one-on-one with a faculty mentor, submitting packets of writing once a month. Our next residency, is December 27-January 6 and the application deadline is November 1. Check it out. I’d love to hear about what you’re writing and your thoughts about joining our artistic community.
Did you miss my recent book event, “Merton on My Mind,” that I did with Stina Kielsmeier-Cook for the Collegeville Institute? We were in conversation about my book, The Seeker and the Monk, and of course discussing Thomas Merton and all things spiritual. In case you missed it, here’s the video:
With the changes in Covid-19 protocols, I find that in-person events are being scheduled again. I’ve updated my events page here on the site. If I’ll be in your area, please stop by. Would be happy to see your smiling face!