|Self Portrait with Underwood Behind Glass|
Sometimes writers just need to be with other writers--to obsess about craft, to get moral suport, fresh inspiration, and feedback on our works-in-progress. And sometimes we just need to take a few days out from our distracted lives and go someplace else.
For instance, Frostburg, Maryland:
|View from the Coffee Shop|
This year's Nightsun faculty included Marion Winik (nonfiction) and Clint McCown (fiction):
Poet Bruce Weigl:
Science fiction writer Brenda Clough:
And, representing YA fiction (with occasional forays into poetry), me.
In between craft sessions, workshops, and readings, participants could grab a latte and a little outdoor writing time at this charming coffee shop:
The driving force behind Nightsun is this guy, the indefatiguable poet/fiction writer Gerry LaFemina:
|Gerry Gets Things Done|
Thanks to Gerry, Bruce, Marion, Clint, Brenda, and all of this year's gathered Nightsun writers for welcoming me into this charmed space of writers.