I'm catching up on some past events, starting with the Queens University of Charlotte MFA program's alumni weekend last October 4 and 5. It was a fine opportunity for alumni and students currently enrolled in the MFA program to gather and swap writing tips and anecdotes, learn from one another, and just enjoy the tribe. Besides swapping ideas and stories, we had a journal swap.
I enjoyed being on a publishing panel as the one poet among prose writers, plus we poets held two sessions of our own. Poet and editor Tom Lombardo held a seminar on Putting a Poetry Book Together, and Asheville poet Pat Riviere-Seel led a session on Becoming a Better Poet: Tips & Totems.
Thanks to Shuly Cawood and her steering committee for a great weekend on campus!