I am a saxophone player and composer living in New York City with my husband and daughter. I had taken a few writer's workshops when I heard about low-residency programs. These seemed like the perfect fit for me, as I wanted something more intense than workshops could ever offer, and something flexible enough to fit around my life. What attracted me to Bennington, besides its amazing faculty, was its offer of a "third semester switch," during which time students may change genres. I had been deemed a better nonfiction writer, but didn't want to be condemned to nonfiction for two years. Now, I don’t want to switch.
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