narrative allure

Or; the cause and solution to all my problems and a conceit about weaving. I’ve been consuming stories before bedtime. I know I shouldn’t. I know this from my attempts to read before bed, but I really need to cut myself off from narrative media of all kinds after 8 p.m. [File under: promises I’m … More narrative allure

a brief photo essay from cuttyhunk island

From June 2-9, I attended a writing residency on Cuttyhunk Island. What follows are a few images that attempt to capture the place, which was magical and enticing to someone who’s lived a land-locked life to this point. Margot Livesey’s The Hidden Machinery, a collection of essays on writing craft, will be released on July 4, and I … More a brief photo essay from cuttyhunk island

commencement

On Saturday, Lebanon Valley College held its commencement ceremonies, and so I was there in my exceedingly green robes and velvet tam. [Note: I finally got the grown-up version of my academic regalia, and I really wish it was still de rigueur to wear them for teaching because they’re awesome and comfortable and warm. But I’d hate … More commencement