Tuesday, March 6, 2007

February 22 2007

Events at the Institute are happening just too darn quickly to keep up with these days, especially when one’s health is constantly in question. But the snow is beautiful, carefully everywhere descending as I write.

In the past month the Institute has undergone a sea change. We are about to acquire in partnership a major literary magazine, and we will make three major writing hires. We have just opened a new screening room and small lecture hall, and we are undergoing a major reorganization of our archives, much of which will soon be on an enhanced version of the Institute website. It will allow us to post streaming audio and video samples of what is now one of the most extensive archives of contemporary writers in the country.

Reviews of the recent Institute events will be posted here soon, but in the meanwhile, anticipate great things. We owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who helped make possible this exciting next step in the Institute’s growth.