An interview by Tineke Bryson One of the most exciting aspects of the Summer Workshop is also—for some!—the most intimidating: critique groups. For that reason, I decided to ask the two members of our team—Rachel Garner and Gabrielle Schwabauer—who organize the critique groups to share their perspectives!
By Lydia Davis, Student Contributor The act of creation attracts a surprising variety of fears. Part of this is because creativity refuses to be predictable. No matter how thoroughly you plot a novel, there’s inevitably some aspect that catches you off guard. Writing can be unknowable and unexpected. Sometimes, that’s what makes it exciting . . . but not all the time.
By Gabrielle Schwabauer, Staff Writer I’ve taught my mind to expect writing, to think of it as a daily responsibility like making supper or taking a shower. I’ve taught my anxious brain that I can produce words on command, and that if it’s a difficult and frustrating process, that’s okay.