Sophfronia Scott, Author Writing, laughing, and loving

VCFA Puerto Rico Residency Day 7

January 9, 2014 | Loving Life, Writing | Permalink

Posts from my Vermont College of Fine Arts winter residency.] Here’s the thing: I can’t speak with any certainty about how the culture of Puerto Rico has influenced me. It’s just too soon. I probably won’t know until I embark on my next writing project and find myself infusing the work with the saltiness of […]

VCFA Puerto Rico Residency Day 6

January 8, 2014 | Loving Life, Writing | Permalink

Posts from my Vermont College of Fine Arts winter residency. Today we hiked into the rain forest in two groups-one for people with physical issues who would go on a less strenuous walk; the other for people able to make the challenging climb up to a huge waterfall. I joined the waterfall group and it […]

VCFA Puerto Rico Residency Day 5

January 7, 2014 | Loving Life, Writing | Permalink

[Posts from my Vermont College of Fine Arts winter residency] Today seemed to be about risk, on the page and in real life. In the morning we assembled for a generative workshop, a session where we would create new work, possibly inspired by a writing prompt. I’m not a fan of prompts, but I’ve learned […]

VCFA Puerto Rico Residency Day 4

January 6, 2014 | Loving Life, Writing | Permalink

[Posts from my Vermont College of Fine Arts winter residency] The music around us has changed. We’ve gone from the happy band sound of the Three Kings celebrations in old San Juan (think the Fiesta Trio from Dora the Explorer) to a chorus of crickets and coqui singing to us from the depths of the […]

VCFA Puerto Rico Residency Day 3

January 5, 2014 | Loving Life, Writing | Permalink

[Posts from my Vermont College of Fine Arts winter residency.] The author Yolanda Arroyo Pizzaro dabbed at the tears in her eyes with Kleenex as she asked the question: “Who will be the leader, the great writer who will tell these women’s stories?” Yolanda is a local writer (in 2008 she was chosen as one […]

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