UVA Alumni Spotlight

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

by  WILLONA M. SLOAN willona sloan_headshot

“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.

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