Columbia University School of the Arts News
In early march, i got a call while working in the library and thought it was spam, because, you know, America.
Anyway, I picked up, because, you know, me, got the news, then ran into the toilet and burst into tears while people around me flushed and glared.
I was immediately very emo:
I got a call that changed my life last week and have been sobbing ever since. I am so thrilled and honoured to be named a Stegner fellow, an incredible affirmation for this Singaporean girl who grew up being told that writing is an impractical child's dream.❤️ pic.twitter.com/SVpM10ZTjj
— Jemimah James Wei / 魏信子 (@jemmawei) March 9, 2022
And I’ve been kind of in a whirl ever since. I guess this means I’m going home, getting married, then moving to the Bay Area with no duty to anything except my art. What a summer it’ll be.