Wrap up 2014 and a look towards 2015 and further...

Hi all-

2014 completed my first year as a full-time writer in a long time.  I wanted to catch you up on all I have been doing.

First, of course, I had a VERY SUCCESSFUL two month tour of Europe and the UK in the spring.  Thank you all for that!  The blogs and photos from the tour are all still on my site here.

I taught an online course in songwriting for Danville Community College in Virginia.  That was a fun experience.  I had student of all types of music, from old-style pop to new style pop to rap.  It was great.  Per my last email, I am teaching that course again this spring.

I finished the first half of my MFA in Writing program at Spalding University (https://spalding.edu/academics/mfa-in-writing/).  It's a great program, and very demanding.  I am focusing now on screenwriting.  In particular I have two projects, one is a TV series I am developing with my son, Lagan Sebert.  The other is a plan to produce a 10 - 15 minute film from one of my short screenplays.  This may or may not be related to the TV project.  More on that as we progress.

Composer Michael Ching and I are in the middle of writing a musical theater piece out of our research on Sacagawea and the Corps of Discovery that we did for our opera on the same material.  This is NOT a rewrite of the opera, but a completely different piece.  I can't say too much more about it yet, but I will report as this develops.

Also, Nashville artist, Julie Sola, is illustrating my Dissolvo Dog series of children's picture books.  Here are some preliminary etchings Dissolvo Dog etchings Sept 2014.  There are three books to start the series, "Dissolvo Dog to the Rescue", "Dissolvo Dog Meets The Cat", and "Dissolvo Dog and the Garbage Can".  They will be published soon.  I'll let you know more details when I have them!

Finally, I have two tours in the works.  I will be in New England in Sept-Oct this year.  Dates will be up on my SHOWS page.  One is there now.  Also, my sister Katy and I will be in Europe and the UK in March and April of 2016.  It's a long way off, but we'll see you for sure.

It's amazing what you can accomplish as a writer without a nine to five job!  

Let me know how you are doing.  I'll see you down the road!

--Hugh

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  • Judi Wutzke

    Judi Wutzke Clarkston, WA

    Do you have an appearance scheduled for the Bluebird Cafe? I have a customer who will be in Nashville during spring break. I told him seeing you perform is a "must-see" while he is in the Nashville area.

    Do you have an appearance scheduled for the Bluebird Cafe? I have a customer who will be in Nashville during spring break. I told him seeing you perform is a "must-see" while he is in the Nashville area.

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