Remember when I got accepted to two international writing residencies in the middle of a pandemic? While it is certainly not the most ideal time to be traveling at all, the news came at a perfect time during my career and personal life. I wanted both of them to work out, but I didn’t have … Continue reading Back to Iceland- Writing Residency Pt. 1
JUNE 2-17, 2019 I know I said my last residency was going to be January in Pittsburgh, but I decided I couldn’t miss out on one last opportunity to spend two weeks in the beautiful country of Ireland, learning from and connecting with incredible writers. Thus, I tacked on one more residency of my MFA … Continue reading Ireland Residency #2
I completed my third (and final) residency in my MFA program in January. To say that this program has changed my life is an understatement. In the words of my friend and former Madwomen mentor, Tess Barry, it is a “two year bath in champagne.” I have worked with incredible mentors, had the pleasure of … Continue reading Final Residency
A couple updates since I’ve been back from my writing residency in Iceland: I was a poetry finalist in the 2020-21 Lumiere Review Writing Contest, which honestly has been one of my highlights of this year so far! I am thrilled that the anthology on Sh!t Men Say to Me: A Poetry Anthology in Response … Continue reading Writing Write-Up
Whew! Travel has (obviously) come to a halt, and as as result, I’ve been busy with editing and submitting my creative writing. I almost forgot to update y’all, but I’m happy that some poems have been accepted into these journals. ANDDDDDDDD………………………………………………………………………………………… I was accepted to two international writing residencies! One in Iceland, and one in … Continue reading Writing AND Traveling News!
So honored to have my experience studying poetry in Ireland featured today in Pink Pangea. Read it here or click the photo below: I can’t recommend MFA programs with travel components enough! To read more in detail about my first and second residencies, check them out here. Love always,
Where do I begin? How do I explain what has transpired in these two beautiful, intense weeks? Ireland has been a dream destination for what seemed like years, and my MFA program gave me the opportunity to not only travel there, but also to work with brilliant Irish writers and mentors. I flew into bustling … Continue reading The Emerald Isle
Not many people know this, but I started graduate school for my MFA in January. I am still working full time, but I decided that this goal was one I seriously wanted to accomplish for myself and to push myself academically and personally, to become a better writer. My motto for this new year has … Continue reading Going For It