And it’s a wrap! Our winter residency at Alma College MFA in Creative Writing is done. For this morning’s walk, before I leave the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center on Higgins Lake and the pines of northern Michigan, a few thoughts on big events and the passing of time.



During our residency I presented a preview of our January 2024 residency–in Venice, Italy!  The Alma MFA in Creative Writing has an emphasis on place and what it means to write from and care for beautiful places. We’re excited that our first international residency will be in this beautiful place. If you believe our two-year, low-residency degree is the right path for your creative journey, check out our program at We’e now taking applications for next cohort that will begin with summer residency on the Alma College campus, in Alma, Michigan, in June. Deadline is May 1.

Take care, and I look forward to reading your work!

Be well,