Jane Vandenburgh

August 28th, 2015

How the Yearlong Works

Writers are encouraged to write in scene rather than in summary of scene. You are asked to jump into the dynamic process, to start anywhere along the storyline, ignoring the problems of structure and skipping the complex difficulties of finding your story’s “beginning.” The idea is that you write the scenes of your story’s story first, […]

August 18th, 2015

Djerassi’s Yearlong in the Book-Length Narrative

Two five-day residencies in retreat at the Djerassi Ranch bracket monthly deliveries of from 20 – 30 pages followed by monthly phone conferences Residencies are February 17 – February 21, 2016 and February 1 – 5, 2017 Open to writers at every level of experience and limited to eight participants Your application will include a […]

August 18th, 2015

Just Terrific: A Remembrance of James Salter

Jim Salter arriving at Maria Matthiessen’s for his party Here’s my Huffington piece from last month written right after we lost Jim Salter. He died while working out at the gym ten days after his gala ninetieth birthday party. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-vandenburgh/just-terrific-a-remembran_b_7641084.html

May 31st, 2015

Mildred Howard at the Richmond Art Center

Art as Weapon, Art as Shelter Mildred Howard is one of those celebrated, successful, highly influential visual artists upon whom the most vaunted prizes have been bestowed but who has somehow escaped wide swathes of the American museum-going public’s notice. If it’s a given that this woman’s work is important, why hasn’t the word got […]