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Commencement Speeches — Crafty Impact

The end of May is full of the smells of honeysuckle and hints of smoke from the brave few that are unable to hold back from firing up their BBQs before the “official” summer hits. During these days the evening air … Continue reading

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Coppola and the Apocalypse

My newest column in the St. Helena Star: “By the time the 1970s came to a close we had come to expect summer blockbuster movies — “Jaws,” “Star Wars,” “Halloween” — each one more exciting to young impressionable minds than … Continue reading

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Low Residency MFA Programs

I am in the middle of my second draft of my first novel. The first draft was relatively straight forward — I had a beginning a middle and an end. Aristotle would be proud! I had given a few sections … Continue reading

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George Saunders

Who is George Saunders? Clearly you jest! He is a writer. A fantastic writer. And although he writes non-fiction and even children’s books, his fiction is what he is best known for — being perhaps one of the most influential … Continue reading

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