Thursday, November 27, 2014

my trip back to Spalding

Over the last couple weeks, I had the opportunity to visit Spalding, my MFA school, and be a post graduate residency assistant (PGRA). It was a great experience. During my time as a student at Spalding, I forgot to really soak in the chance to be immersed in the writing world for a short time. Ten days of lectures, workshops, and hanging out with fellow writers. Life doesn't get much better. Going back a year after graduating, I made sure to really appreciate it.

One of the best lectures was given by Nicole Resciniti, an agent from the Seymour Agency. Her talk was amazing and so informative on how the publishing process works and strategies for the querying writer. The week really sparked my determination as a writer.

Spalding is located in Louisville, Kentucky. There's so many beautiful, historic buildings. Here's a picture of me in front of a church I'd pass on my way from the hotel to Spalding.

One of Spalding's buildings is called the Mansion Building. Most of the building has been changed into classrooms, but there's part of it that remains mansion-esque.

Every time I would go down the stairs, I'd feel like Scarlett O'Hara.

During residency, we get to stay in the beautiful Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville, which has the most amazing lobby.

Graduation is held on the 16th floor of The Brown which has a gorgeous view of Louisville.

I had such an amazing 10 days! But now I'm home and ready to write :-)