The College of Saint Rose has an interview up on their English Blog with our very own (and Saint Rose M.F.A. student) Carolee Sherwood as part of their “What We Talk About When We Talk About Writers” (WWTAWWTAW) series, where they talk to the students that are part of the first class of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
This week we talk to Carolee Sherwood over email. Carolee is a painter, mixed media artist and poet living in downtown Albany. She works as a writer specializing in social media for a local marketing firm. She has roots in Northern Maine, where she was born and raised, in West Virginia where she received a degree in journalism and Portland, Oregon, where she learned to crave city living and a stronger sense of herself. Her training in storytelling and careful observation came at the knee of her writer grandfather, a truck driver with a quick wit. She is raising three sons, ages 9, 10, and “almost 13.” Carolee blogs at the good universe next door.
Some of the questions in the interview include; What drew you to the MFA program? What or who inspires you to write? Who is your favorite author? What do you hope to accomplish by the time you graduate?