Native American Heritage Month beckons me, and, starting last year, I wrote a blog a day in November.
The idea of “once a day” comes from Suzan-Lori Parks: a playwright, MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Talking to a gathering in Portland a few years ago, Parks spent one month writing a poem each day.
Sometimes the missive would be just a few words. Sometimes it would be a full-fledged work of art.
Point is to write.
When I have the chance to talk to a celebrated writer or journalist about what advice they would give college students, they agree on one thing: write.
Suzan-Lori Parks, Ira Glass and Anderson Cooper encouraged my students to write.
And write a lot.
In that spirit, I greet November.