Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Writer Graduates!

Winchester, what are you wearing?

Some robe thing I found in the closet. I think I'll take a nap on it.

That "robe thing" is the hood from The Writer's graduation ceremony in 2004 when she earned an M.F.A. in writing for children from Vermont College.

In all the fuss with the holidays, The Writer's second graduation came and went. She received her diploma right before Christmas. It says she has a Master of Arts in Children's Literature from Hollins University, in Roanoke, Virginia. She worked very hard for this degree. She will attend commencement this May.

What's all that other stuff you've got?

The Writer had the bear made in 2005, when she first started school. She hoped she would finish in 2007 and she did! The class ring is a present from The Writer's husband. And the black book is her bound thesis. It's a memoir, her life from age 3 to 11.

That great big thick book is about nine years of her life? Who does she think she is? Henry Kissinger?

If you had to do a thesis, what would you write about?

The history of cat food, of course. With lots of research!


Becky said...

Congratulations! How exciting :)

ellsworth said...

The Writer says she will be the only one crying at commencement, not because she's happy to have the degree, but because she won't be able to go to classes any more. She LOVED getting this degree.

Becky said...

I know the feeling. I'd be a life long student if I could. I stayed in college from 1996 to 2005 getting three degrees. If it wasn't so expensive, I'd be going back for more. :) And with children's literature classes, really who would blame you for wanting more, more, more.

ellsworth said...

Don't think The Writer hasn't seriously considered getting a PhD in children's lit. But she's no spring chicken and who wants to hire a PhD who's in her 60s (by the time she gets done). And then there's the cost. Now she is in Student Loan Payback Land.