A Cool New Gig

I was happily surprised last month when Dr. Julian Ng, President of Warnborough College, the school where I earned my PhD in Creative Writing, offered me the position of Director of the school’s Creative Writing Programs.

I had to think about it. Hard. For at least ten seconds.

Anyone who has followed me for more than ten minutes knows how I feel about Warnborough. Much of the writing I shared during 2014 was writing I was doing for that program.

It wasn’t a degree mill, as some call low-residency programs. I completed twelve intense writing modules (one, for instance, had me reading a Nobel Prize Winner each week and writing two to three essays on each author). I finished the degree requirements with a 70,000-word creative dissertation that became my second book, I AM LOVED at Community Bible Church.

Low-residency programs are near and dear to my heart. I got my MFA from one of the top ten in the country, Spalding University’s MFA in Writing program. Spalding was another one of the greatest things that ever happened to me and to my writing.

So it is with great pleasure I announce that I have a new gig. I’ll still be writing my column for the St. Augustine Record. But I’ll also be discovering some of the world’s great new writers. How fun is that?

To listen to a brief interview I did about this new position, click here.

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