From inside Amyâ€™s Bakery, you can watch the ice floes drift on the Connecticut River like a herd of large, groggy fish moving downstream, or somewhere, or nowhere.
Alongside this, Iâ€™ve learned a lot during my first week in Brattleboro. Iâ€™ve learned: how to code manuscripts; that I have a hidden love for Thai food, courtesy of my host family; that copy editing is far more backbreaking than I expected; that when itâ€™s cold enough, you can ice skate on the Meadows; and that Dede Cummings and her vibrant personality is a cure-all for gloom, doom, and any other word that can threaten your day.
I always pictured myself romping around in New York City
with a Didion-esqueÂ experience ahead of me
Iâ€™ve also learned that Iâ€™m happy to fork over pretty much all my money to Mocha Joeâ€™s, as long as their magic brews helps me stay up long enough to finish work for a press as great as Green Writers Press. And, thanks to my irresponsible nighttime-sips, Iâ€™ve had the pleasure of seeing Brattleboroâ€™s sky from dusk to dawn.
Iâ€™m eating, laughing, exploring, learning, and most importantly, Iâ€™m doing work that I love. While I always pictured myself romping around in New York City with a Didion-esque experience ahead of me, yellow curtains and all, Iâ€™ve learned that Iâ€™d be happy to work away in a place like Brattleboro, for a place like Green Writers Press. (As long as I can get some of Bamboo Gardenâ€™s pad Thai, that is.)
â€”Ron Anahaw, Bennington College intern/Field Work
A note from the editor: The American Library Association’s 2016 Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits took place January 8â€“11 at the Boston Convention Center. GWP had a table for the first time. Our resident Bennington College interns Ron, Kaitlyn, and Emy love libraries! Our far-flung interns, Ferne and Kaiya, are holding down the fort and Skyping in from New Orleans and Chapel Hill, respectively.
We are lucky to have such a great group of hard-working students from Bennington College!