Welcome to the Spring 2010 class of the Whitman Creative Studies Program, Core Version!
I look forward to meeting all of you on the 20th! I look forward to guiding you in your development as creative individuals -- and particularly in your development as creative writers. I always have a blast teaching this class, and I get a real kick out of seeing what the students do and how they learn to express themselves.
Do keep in mind, however, that both Mike and I will require quite a bit of work from you. But, it is interesting work; it is work of a sort that, perhaps, you have never before done. This in mind, let me give you one bit of advice as you enter what promises to be an interesting academic, artistic, philosophical and, above all else, creative, journey: Do your work, and do not be afraid to do new things! If you follow this advice, you will succeed beyond your wildest dreams and have just a by golly hoot of a time while doing so!
(...and, of course, it goes without saying that if you don't do the work, we'll fail you in a heartbeat...)
See you soon!
Damian Hey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English