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January 29, 2010

It’s my first day at Goddard in the MFA program for Interdisciplinary Arts, and I have never in my life felt this excited to start school.

The Vermont residency is breathtaking this morning, after a big snowstorm yesterday.

And here we go. Wish me luck!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. noa permalink
    January 29, 2010 12:10 pm

    this is so beautiful, katie. please keep posting while you’re there, or writing, if you have time. i love seeing and hearing a bit about your experiences. send the snow, and your new friends, my loving. can’t wait to welcome you back after all your enriching and wonderful new experiences.

  2. January 29, 2010 10:26 pm

    noa love, i can feel you here with me so much: marveling at The Nature, extending warm friendliness to strangers, piling on the kale in the cafeteria, and swooning at the filmmaker/astrologist/sex-gender-theorist/illustrator/encyclopedist/Jordan-public-health-activist/puppeteers.

    (No joke: I just watched this guy’s final presentation. His name’s Ghalib El-Khalidi.)

    I’ll do my best to keep updating this week, and I can’t wait to talk about it with you in person when I get back. Maybe we could make a little celebration!

  3. January 30, 2010 11:01 am

    katie! how long are you there? it looks beautiful my love.

  4. January 30, 2010 3:17 pm

    We head home on the 5th. It feels like it’s going by so fast! . . . but since it’s progressive education and the learning is student-centered, the majority of the work every semester gets integrated into our own lives. And every few weeks we have a deadline to submit a “packet” of creative work and analysis. Then our advisor will look it over and respond with comments, and the plan for the next packet crystallizes. Plus there’s communication throughout the process, with our advisors and among students, too. So even though the individual student has a big responsibility to organize their own independent learning, there’s also a big emphasis on support and feedback.

    Anyway. It’s exactly the kind of pedagogy I was wanting in a school, so I’m just feeling all kinds of giddy.

    Also, can I just say that I love that you’re going to law school and I’m working toward an MFA? I want to, like, congratulate us for being so well-rounded in our interests. ;) ha. Life.

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