Exciting News: Kate will join the faculty of the MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Bay Path College. Itís a brand-new program, launching in September 2014. For many writers with works-in-progress or works-in-mind, the support of faculty mentors and the structured approach of an MFA program is a great way to write that first book. This is a no-residence program—ideal for the non-traditional student and working writer.
On Writing: Kate considers a ghostwriting offer and contemplates her dual career in the book business in recent guest posts for the writing blog, Beyond the Margins. In an essay adapted from her 2012 acceptance speech for the New England Book Award in nonfiction, Kate recounts her journey from reader to writer.
Whereís the Music? The members of the Cape Cod Concert Band make the music in Remembering the Music. You can learn more about the band and find a schedule of performances on the bandís website. If youíd like to hear Kate playing Gracious Green Gifts with guitarist (and Bog Boy) Harry Hussey in an original arrangement, click on the player below:
Shy Bird in Big Woods: Kate tweets, but more often she enjoys listening to distant calls in the forest. Follow her light birdsong on Twitter, or visit her on Facebook.
More Short Work: Kate remembers her mother’s 9/11 birthday in Obit magazine, and muses on our many selves--remembered or forgotten, in Beacon Broadside. Other short subjects include: the passing of Ted Kennedy, the monarch butterfly migration, the closing of a tiny Waldenbooks and Cape Codís own idol, Siobhan Magnus.