Home Away from Home

Brad and I arrived safely at Interlochen Center for the Arts after a long, enjoyable two-day drive from North Carolina. Now that I’ve been coming here for five years, there’s no doubt that Northern Michigan has become a home away from home. 

This week, I’ll be teaching my annual Making Meaning of our Memories memoir class through Interlochen College of Creative Arts. This is a great continuing ed or professional development program to be aware of, both for beginners or published professionals (and everyone in between). The College’s offerings vary and, I must say, one reason I keep coming back as a teacher is that the participants in my classes are always kind, open-minded, well-intentioned, and willing to learn. From retired professors to MFA graduates to empty-nesters, to first-time writing class participants, everyone has something to learn and Interlochen is an inspiring environment to do this in.

I’ve blogged my reflections and some short teachings from this week-long course in the past, and wanted to share that writing here for those interested in what’s going on this week:

Meantime, the view from our lakeside cottage is truly stunning:

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