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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

I'm a Colonist

I just got the news that I will be a Winter/Spring 2006 Fellow at The MacDowell Colony. I can't wait. A writing studio! Lunch baskets! Reading in the snow! The chance to interact with other fellows! Did I already mention the lunch baskets?

Thanks to Rigoberto and to Ivy for helping me to hammer out my artist statement!

UPDATE: Should I blog from MacDowell? That would be fun! I will need to buy a digital camera to post photographs to the blog. And I need to buy a new kick-ass scarf!

27 comments:

C. Dale said...

Congratulations! Everyone I know who has been to MacDowell has loved it.

Laurel said...

Holy shit! That's HUGE!!!!!! You go!

Ivy said...

Yay! Yay! Woohoo!

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Congrats!

Kells said...

You had me at lunch baskets. MacDowell completes you.

Excellent news, Eduardo! Congrats on this. Can't wait to hear how it goes...

Champagne and lunch baskets for all.

Anne said...

Oh wow! This is wonderful news. And yes, you MUST blog from MacDowell, so the rest of us can live vicariously!

Lorna Dee Cervantes said...

Don't blog from MacDowell! After all, it's a colony; they bring you food to your doorstep in a little basket; lovers & loved ones are forbidden (in theory) which is Reason #1 I never applied. A chance in a lifetime. Life bonds will be formed. You'll be in it with other artists of other disciplines and event-horizons. Take advantage of it. You have the best excuse in the world to not-blog and write your dainty deditos off. Have Rigoberto take over the blog in your absence. (YEAH!)

I'm not EVEN gonna congratulate you. You already know that I know you deserve it -- OF COURSE YOU GOT IN, how could they not accept you? Who knows what you'll end up with.

(Today's the first day of my new novel. Join me?)

Happy Dead,

~ "Jeoxh" "Josh" (How come I'm the only one this thing talks to??)

barbara jane said...

congratulations! this is great news! i'd love for you to blog from there....

Charles said...

Yay! Congratulations!! :)

Oliver de la Paz said...

Awesome! Congrats!!!

jeannine said...

Oh my god - Congrats Eduardo! What fantasic news! I would love to hear your accounts from MacDowell, so blog if you get lonely :)

Laura Carter said...

Congrats! Vermont!

the machinist said...

woo-hoo! way to go!

Matthew Thorburn said...

That's sweet news! I'm happy for you -- and a little jealous of all that time to write. Enjoy it. What will you be working on there -- book #2? Congratulations, Eduardo. It's well deserved! Matt

oscar said...

congrats, brother man!

cant wait for the blog reports!

take care,
ob

cornshake said...

woo hoo! i too am all about the lunch baskets. big congrats to you, sweetie!

Ginger Heatter said...

Congratulations, Eduardo! It's beautiful up here in NH, and I hope you find it so.

Peter said...

Congrats on the fellowship. Have a great time. And write write write!

Zachary Jean Chartkoff said...

They say I can be Anonymous but really, I know who I am! Being number one-zillion and one on the list of saying "Congrats!" and "Wow-zie!" and "Vermont!" isn't all that ... still, I hear there are poets there. Poets with baskets! (think of the Freudian implications!)

Simmons B. Buntin said...

Yeah, but it's no Casa Grande...!

Wendy Wisner said...

Perfect! You're gonna love it.

Ana Bozicevic-Bowling said...

Yay, Eduardo Rocks On.

Ktrion said...

Felicidades!

Congratulations!

Prob'ly you're gonna want to save all your creative juices (ahem) for your other writing, and not for blogging.

A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz said...

Congrats, Eduardo!

Artichoke Heart said...

That's absolutely fantastic news, Eduardo! And so well-deserved! And yay for the baskets!

32poems said...

Yea! You deserve it. I loved the little cookies they give with every lunch-in-a-basket. And you'll never know your basket has arrived because they are sooo quiet.

Turquoise said...

What an honor! Kudos!