Another beautifully sunny day in Montpelier. I wish summer were like this in Virginia.
Today was another workshop day in which my piece and the work of one other student were discussed. I received very favorable feedback and so did the other student. The critique process is extremely informative and helpful, no matter whose work is discussed. If you are thinking of attending VCFA or any other low-residency writing program, be prepared to give some in depth analysis of the work of other students.
William Alexander gave a thought-provoking lecture on the shape of stories, which will definitely influence a lot of the students to rethink their stories.
There are faculty readings again tonight, and the first, second, third, and fourth semester students will again have breakout groups for sharing their own work.