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Wallace Wilhoit

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I entered Goddard saying, 'Why am I here? I’m not a writer.' I left saying, 'I am a writer, and I do belong.'

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Wallace Wilhoit

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I had a very positive overall experience at Goddard. I’m a great fan of Harry Potter; and Goddard was my “Hogwarts.” I’m a playwright and I wrote a musical for my thesis project. I owe a great debt to my two advisors. I was allowed to chart my own direction, learn from my mistakes—but always with the knowledge they were there to catch me when I fell, or set me upright and send me on my way again. The residencies were short (too short), intense, but full of laughter, tears, and camaraderie. I made friends I will have forever. I entered Goddard saying, “Why am I here? I’m not a writer.” I left saying, “I am a writer, and I do belong.”

People @ Goddard

People @ Goddard