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Spring Semester is Over!

Parker Stockman

I am sick and at work

I am sick and at work

When you read this, I will be done with Spring semester.

WOOOOOOO!!!! I’d look more excited in that picture if I wasn’t sick right now. In May. AWFUL. :(

It’s been a long semester, y’all! And I had a great time, but aren’t we all glad to have a bit of a breather? For us writers, it’s nice to have time to write whatever we want to write. I’ve been averaging 25 pages a week between three classes, which is a lot of pages. While I like what I am writing, I sometimes want to set it aside and do something completely different, that has nothing to do with a story I need to revise, part of my novel, or part of my thesis. It’s nice to write an essay or a memoir piece or a short satire every now and then.I’ve been writing a bunch of memoir for live lit series. I’m not sure if I’ll even finish some of them, as they are pretty personal, but it’s fun to write outside my “fiction” genre.

We miss Josh

We miss Josh

Also, it’ll be nice to submit. It’s something I’ve been dragging my feet on, not going to lie. I can’t be like my friend Josh Young, who publishes all the time, if I don’t try! In fact, he just got an awesome new job and left us tutors at the Writing Center, so we have asked our friend Hangman where he is. He didn’t know.

Interview

Interview

Another of the ambassadors dropped by, though. Katie Kather came to the Writing Center today to say “hi” and to interview us for a segment she’s doing for her new job at WBEZ. She asked me about my mother and our relationship for a Mother’s Day piece, and it was nice to catch up. Our ambassadors are going far! I have an exciting job opportunity, but it’s not set in stone, so I don’t want to jinx it.

I’m amping up for Summer semester (my last class!), working some this summer, and writing more for me than for a class. What about you, MarginAliens? What are you looking forward to?

SPRING!

SPRING!

Spring Semester is Over!

When you read this, I will be done with Spring semester. WOOOOOOO!!!! I’d look more excited in that picture if I wasn’t sick right now. In May. AWFUL. :( It’s …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Parker Stockman, parker.stockman@loop.colum.edu
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