Last Residency: Day 3

Today I sat in on Jacqueline Davies’ seminar, Chiaroscuro. This seminar focused on the interplay of light and dark in children’s literature, and she had some picture books that both worked very well, but also that didn’t quite handle the balance just right. The big focus was at the end with Peter Pan, which is a great example of a children’s book that both light and dark in an uncomfortable but also wonderful way.

My good friend Rachel arrived today, so my residency group finally started feeling complete. Tomorrow is the start of graduating seminars (not mine, yet). I plan on going to one about finding your story through revision, since that is, basically, what I’m doing with my work right now. Then my husband will arrive, and time for my reading… wish me luck.


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