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It’s shocking how helpful Sewanee has been. And it’s been helpful in exactly the way that I thought it would be. When you’re in an MFA program, everyone is either at your level or they have mature 30 year old careers. You never meet anyone who’s just a few years ahead of you. At Sewanee, […]

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This really is a lot like being at summer camp

One thing I hadn’t quite grasped about being here: there are a lot of people here. Like a hundred and fifty of them. It’s kind of nice. Most SF summer workshops are about 15 people, which is great and all, but that’s a lot of togetherness. Here, it’s basically a party all the time. And […]

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I am at Sewanee, it is in the middle of nowhere

Sewanee is so far away from somewhere that even the people I know who live in Tennessee think it’s remote. It’s also huge. And I got lost. A little less intense than most SF workshops, though. Our time is pretty unstructured. There are events we can choose to go to or not go to. Workshop […]

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All of George R. R. Martin’s child characters are off by about three years

I am still making my slow, but steady, way through Ulysses. But a splitting headache impelled me to take the afternoon off and read The Hedge Knight, which is the first of the prequel novellas George R. R. Martin wrote for the world that inspired the Game of Thrones TV show. This is probably one of my favorite-ever […]

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