Today Executive Director Dan Oberg of St. Andrew’s House speaks about his work. We often catch a glimpse or two of Dan during our weekend;
Today author, speaker and raconteur Peter Kahle shares his insight.
1. What are three of your favorite things about your work?
In my ripening years I am
possessive of the Mystery—
no one else may own the Still, Small Voice.
Let me be an apologist for a glass of water,
Great stones they lay upon his chest
Until he plead aye or nay…
It were a fearsome man,
In December, 1995 I gathered four teenage writers in our living room and began the wild odyssey that would grow into Epicwrite.
If you want to write a Young Adult novel, try this:
The Young Adult book market is in a state of rapid growth,
Teen writers are a diverse bunch. Not all of them even know they are writers. I’ve met all of the following writers in my programs,
Last night, while the Advanced Fiction Writers were engrossed in serious literary discussion in a fine eating establishment, we noticed that one of the waiters was spending a lot of time in our section of the dining room.
True confession: When I was a teen, I was known as “the writer.” When I showed my writing to people (which I did as often as I could) they said,
I have not shared any of my work-in-progress here because it has felt too close to the bone. It’s a YA. It’s about art. And it’s about time-travel.