… the other news I hinted at when posting last week: I got a job! Starting in August, I’ll be teaching creative writing (primarily fiction) at the College of Wooster, in Ohio. This is a three-year visiting assistant professor position, an excellent way to start, and I’ll teach introductory and upper-level workshop courses as well as directing senior independent projects. I am tremendously excited: about the job, the town, my already-delightful future colleagues, the whole deal. The academic job market is really tough these days; I am very, very lucky, and not just because I’ve gotten nothing but support and love along the way from my department, my family, and T.
And yes, this means that working on Killingly — and whatever comes after — will be part of my job. Like I said: lucky. And so relieved and happy I’m still sort of breathless with it.