This is Orchard House at John C. Campbell Folk School. Here, in the living room, in the middle part of the old farm house, I met Nancy Simpson thirteen years ago. That was a turning point in my life.
We sat in the large room with big windows across the back, framing a veiw of field and forest and mountains, and wrote poems all day for five days in a row.
Now added on the far end of the house, just last year, a combination photo and writing studio houses eight Mac computers and a printer/copier. Some students prefer paper and pen and that is fine with me. I create better on paper than on the keyboard, but I LOVE the computer for re-writing. And we all know we must not be afraid to write badly, to pour out our thoughts, because we will re-write several times before we have a piece perfected.