The second day is the first real work day, but It does end with a great reward: A welcome address/presentation by renowned author and Vermont resident Katherine Paterson. That should be fun.
I am also very excited/nervous to meet my faculty that I will be working with. They sent us these really intimidating bios and resumes of all the faculty. I just have to keep telling myself that these people, although published authors, are normal humans. As I see it, they can't be any worse than some of the coaches I've had to deal with on the ice. I won't mention names.
Last, but most certainly not least, is the workload for the semester. I have to produce a work packet each month that consists of a letter, 2 critical papers, approx. 40 pages of creative work, and an annotated bibliography of the 10+ books I read. Yea, 10 each month! Good thing a lot of them are going to be children's and middle grade titles.
Wish me luck.