I’m working on a couple of short profiles of artists I like. It’s fun to ask people what they do and why they do it. I have three new essays nearly finished. (So close!) I’m happy with their progress.
Late in August I received a great belated birthday present. An author and human I admire sent an email to let me know he loved my recent essay. Loved! He also said, “Stay on the brave path.” Wise words for anyone.
New York bursts with the harvest of culture in September. In one week’s time I’m hoping to attend LitcrawlNYC events, a reading by a favorite writing teacher, the Brooklyn Book Festival, a Susan Shapiro-hosted event, and at least a dozen gallery openings (first fall art season).
I’m looking forward to a couple of ongoing volunteer opportunities. These will support my goal to get out of the house, and help me put down roots in my new city.
I’m reading great words, and I’m spending far more time than I used to connecting with writers and artists to discuss and share our works in progress. I’d like to lead a regular writing workshop in the future, but for now, the informal connections are helping me stay focused.
New opportunities to collaborate, to edit, to assist continue to arise spontaneously, and I welcome these. As time allows I’m happy to read others’ work and offer my feedback. I’m not sure when my own reading may be, hopefully I’ll have news on that soon.
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