Sometimes it seems like writers are waiting for some kind of authority when really what is within them is all that’s required. For this morning’s walk, gaining the confidence to say what you have to say.


Yes, as you can see in the video, I’m excited about our first summer residency for the Alma College MFA in Creative Writing coming up next month. Just so you know, our graduate degree program features residencies twice a year. The next one, our winter 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.

Another very cool thing: On May 20 I’m doing a book event with the excellent Barbara Brown Taylor for the Mark Twain House and Museum. We’ll be in conversation about my book, The Seeker and the Monk, of course discussing Thomas Merton and all things spiritual. You can go here to register for this free event.

Lots going on and I think the hardest thing is remembering to simply enjoy it all. But I’m getting there! I am grateful.

Be well, and enjoy this beautiful spring.