Friday Find: Tess Gallagher’s Commencement Address to Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA Graduates, August 2009

Last month, Tess Gallagher – self-described poet, essayist, short story writer, scriptwriter, and nonfiction writer – addressed the newest graduates of the Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA program. Her speech, titled “The Writers’ Life: A Few Observations,” is now online, and I recommend that you all take some time this weekend to read it. As many of you probably know, Gallagher is the widow of Raymond Carver, and her reflections in this speech include a judicious sprinkling of Carver-related anecdotes.

Enjoy, and see you back here next Tuesday (I’ll be observing the Jewish Holy Day of Yom Kippur on Monday–no blogging!).