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Mark’s Abecedarium for 2017

A is or the amigos (that includes family) I hung out with during the year. B is for Bry, my niece, who with freshly minted graduate degree in Urban Planning from UW decided that Seattle is her forever (for now) home. C is for Colombia where I spent a magical ten days writing in July.…

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Till

Writing residencies, I learned very recently, are the holy grail of writers. You’re given the gift of time and an escape for everyday obligations—jobs, families, pets—to work on writing projects. Some are legendary, like the fellowship at the American Academy in Rome where highly select writers are invited to spend a year writing in the…