Chittlin's and Chopsticks

Writer and mother, Terris McMahan Grimes, the Mother From Another Continent, an her friends share their slighty off kilter parenting views and their takes on a whole lot of other things.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Antioch, Oh How I Love Thee

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."

I just returned from a ten day residency at Antioch University Los Angeles where I'm working on a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. The workshops were thick with creative pheromones. I left with a buzz. I love Antioch!

Last semester I worked with the glorious Alma Luz Villanueva. She was my spirit guide with a symbolic cattle prod in one hand and a beacon in the other. Alma helped me navigate the fictive dream, encouraged me to explore my third person voice, and read the latest draft of Bad Girls, a Theresa Galloway mystery.

Thank you, Alma.

Susan Taylor Chehak is my faculty mentor this semester. We'll be working on voice, point of view, and structure. We'll also finish editing Bad Girls and send it off to market.

I graduate December 2007, but it's never too early to start planning, therefore I've put together a "graduation registry" on Amazon.Com. Just click on the button below and be the first to buy the High Definition TV for me.

My Wish List


At 12/21/2006 11:49 AM , Blogger Catharine said...

Hi, Tammy, buzzin' right along with ya, here in Los Angeles after the Residency.

And, for those of you who haven't read her stuff, I've workshopped with Tammy and she can write, write, write... in fact, I'm still on pins and needles wondering "whodunit", since we only workshopped the first chapter of her book.

Welcome to the Purple Martins, my dear, and I look forward to seeing you in June.

Have a good Project Period.


At 12/22/2006 11:10 AM , Blogger Mother From Another Continent said...

Catherine, thanks for your kind words. I also miss LA's weather--did I ever get spoiled!

Wishing you a great project period, too. Purple Martins rock!


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