I'll be spending this coming summer off the coast of Newfoundland, at the Fogo Island Arts Corp.
Fogo Island is far away and takes forever to get to. It's got a fishing economy, a wild history, and a world-famous accordion group. And it's being remade. The Arts Corp. studios are designed by a local architect, and remind me of something out of Stephen King's Dark Tower series.
Things on my Fogo to-do list so far:
Start novel #2.
Eat a partidgeberry jam tart at Nicole's Growler's.
Write essay about children of homeless parents.
Go to (and throw) a kitchen party.
Read Infinite Jest, all the way through this time.
Spend time in towns with names like Seldom, Tilting, and Joe Batt's Arm.
Go all crazy chasing aurorae.