I am very excited! I just published an essay about my Writing with Willona series in the University of Virginia alumni e-newsletter. You can read “Writing Better Together” here.
Writing Better Together
“I think what we need is more literature in bars.”
It felt like Andre Perry, co-founder of the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City, was speaking just to me. He wasn’t.
Perry was addressing the packed room of writers gathered at a literary conference in Washington, D.C., and espousing on the topic of literary community. “If you see a gap,” he said, “Then fill it.” The lesson: build the community that you want to participate in.
Perry was right.
We did need more literature in bars.
Read the full article.