July 29 through August 8, the MFA students and faculty will gather at the campus of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to take part in the Summer 2010 Residency. We’ll be studying the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins and the prose of Annie Dillard for our Art & Faith class, taking part in craft seminars and workshops, and will be able to spend the evenings participating in events hosted by the Glen Workshop.
This year those Glen events will include readings from B.H. Fairchild, Melissa Pritchard, Marilyn Nelson, and Lauren Winner; presentations from Barry Moser, Jeffrey Overstreet, Joel Sheesley, Mary McCleary, and Bradford Winters; and a concert by Over the Rhine.
St. John’s College is located on 250 acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains overlooking Santa Fe. Early August is the rainy season, and while there is still plenty of sun, sometimes afternoon thundershowers create rainbows, or even doubles rainbows, as spotted last year during the opening reception.
It’s the perfect place for those who love writing to come together to reflect and learn.
Here are a few photos of the landscape taken at last year’s residency: