Looking back at Glen West 2011: Six movies in five days.

The theme of the 2011 Glen Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico was "Acts of Attention: Art as Discovery." It lived up to the name. … [Read more...]

July 31, 2011: Only 20 moviegoers get this chance.

Will you be one of them? … [Read more...]

It’s happening again: Join me for a week of movies and discussion.

What happened when the lights went out in Room 105? … [Read more...]

I’m Back. Watch Out.

It's a new day at LookingCloser.org... … [Read more...]

Is LookingCloser.org Having a Film Festival?

No, not quite. But the truth is even better. … [Read more...]

Occasional blogging this week: I’m relaxing and writing in Santa Fe.

I'm sitting at The Tea House on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, working on Cal-raven's Ladder. It's the week of the Glen Workshop, my favorite week of the year. I'm surrounded by writers and artists and musicians I admire. Tonight I'm introducing novelist Bret Lott for the keynote address, so I need to compose something for the occasion. I don't want to go into details here, but God carried Anne and I through a rather frightful experience this weekend. So many things can go wrong on the road, … [Read more...]

Live from Santa Fe

A courtyard waterfall is splashing down into a koi pond here, playing the same music that plays in the closing moment of Malick's The New World. Water skippers are flitting about on the surface on their tiny skates, barely troubling the surface. Beneath the lily pads, koi of all colors and sizes drift and ponder, lazy as cattle. It's a glorious morning here at The Glen Workshop on the campus of St. John's College, sunny and cool. … [Read more...]

Glen Workshop Alert!

Click on the ad* to see the large-sized version. Here comes the 2007 Glen Workshop! *This is the first time a photograph of mine has ever been used in an ad. And it was just a spur-of-the-moment snapshot out the window of Over the Rhine's car.... Thanks to Mary Kenagy for surprising me with the honor!) … [Read more...]

Visitor!

So, I'm sitting here preparing for my interview, jotting down some notes, and look what crawls out from under the couch! I love New Mexico! … [Read more...]

Film Forum is Up… Thanks to Chattaway

Still basking in the greatness of the Glen Workshop. Just had tearful goodbyes with several of the fiction writers with whom I formed strong bonds this week. Things are wrapping up in a hurry now. Sigh. I could live with this community, and it would bear many resemblances to my idea of heaven. … [Read more...]