>No lecture on the last day, but my workshop met. Nothing unusual there except that the Fellow assigned to our workshop didn’t show up. I have some notes and Baxterisms from the 5 class meetings that I will digest and assemble soon and probably post here.
Mid-afternoon I had a group session scheduled with Carolyn Kuebler, the Managing Editor of the New England Review. Only one of the other people showed up, though, so it was almost like a private one hour meeting. I’m reasonably sure she will at least remember me when I submit, which I will do when the reading period opens in September.
I skipped the afternoon Fellows reading to take a walk in the woods. It was terrific, quiet and peaceful, but I had hoped to see some wildlife. Maybe not bears, which Michael from Charlotte saw that morning, but something! But no.
The final dinner was quite good, served with wine, and then we had a reading by Patricia Hampl and Yusef Komunyakaa. Good stuff, but we’re all weary of readings.
Then there was a slideshow in the Barn, a retrospective of Bread Loaf 2005, followed by a party. Although many people had already left, we still managed to make a lot of noise.
On Sunday, I’m on the road, back to Virginia. I’ll post some reflections on the overall experience in a day or two.