This is my final blog as the Nonfiction Graduate Ambassador for CCC and it’s my time to reflect on the place that’s been my home, my community, and, most importantly, the well-spring of my creativity for the last three years. It’s hard to do; my wealth of thoughts and feelings are hard to summarize despite the writerly expertise I’ve accrued in these years.
Downtown Portland, Oregon: Home of AWP 2019
By a strange twist of fate, Portland, Oregon, and Portland, Maine, are on roughly the same..
An early draft of my thesis. While I’ve learned to write, I still cannot spell.
“Thesis” is a fun word to say. It makes your tongue push..
Plant the seeds of love and watch a heart-shaped tree grow.
Valentine’s Day is upon us. All around the Columbia College Chicago campus..
This cat is either very angry or very bored. Either way, it doesn’t say much about my writing.
You know who has no compassion for creati..
This is an actor. No actual vehicles were harmed during filming.
We live in tumultuous times so one never knows what to expect when on..
The inimitable Vanessa Ramstack
Chicago is a city of opportunity. New York and Los Angeles require either significant money or one he..
A cozy, quiet pace to work at 33 E. Congress
Over the summer there was quite the flutter of activity in both the 624 South Michigan Av..
Tucked away about halfway down the hallway on the 8th floor of the 624 South Michigan building is room 803. This modest office is always p..