In addition to my two weeks as a writing coach at the Collegeville Institute this summer, I’ll be there for another six weeks in the fall as a short-term resident scholar, recipient of a Kilian McDonnell Fellowship. The fellowship will support my work on a book about writing for a broader audience, intended primarily for those who write from a spiritual perspective but with plenty for anyone who wants to write well for the general public.
The genesis for this book is my summer writing coach work, particularly my presentations to those attending my Writing Beyond the Academy week the past two years. Of course, my 22 years of teaching creative writing to both graduate and undergraduate writing students have given me plenty of material too.
If you’re interested in attending either of my summer weeks this year, go to the Collegeville Institute Summer Writing Workshops home page. There’s still time to apply for these all-expenses-paid weeks but the deadlines are in February!