I did my reading yesterday (the flash fiction piece "Watching Harlem" on the left column if you are interested) and I was less nervous than I thought I would be. It was kind of a rush, actually. I think I was okay.
The readings went all day --9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.--and I was surprised at the overall quality of the work. Some people there were so talented. The day ended with the musical theatre people putting on a very funny performance about the conference set to the theme of "West Side Story" -- Poets vs. Playwrites. There was a quip about Billy Collins that had everyone laughing...I'll just leave it at that.
We went out to dinner last night with about half of my novelist group and a poet. And my husband who works in finance. I've been to so many Wall Street dinners with him, now it was his chance to smile and nod and have no clue what we were talking about. I'm sad to see my new writer friends go.
Now I need to actually get back to writing.
LOL- My hubby is in Finance, too, and it always makes me laugh to take him to get togethers with my theatre friends. Talk about tow TOTALLY different worlds :-)
Yes, it does my husband good to hear conversations about literature and iambic pentameter instead of the stock market every once in awhile.
What sort of reactions did you get after you read? Did you get many comments?
Job well done, Wendy!
Janna--I got some positive comments, particularly from a few people I really respect, so I was thrilled.
I kind of want to do it again. Maybe I'll go stand out on a street corner and read. I might even make a few bucks if I put a cup beside me.
I'm glad Janna already asked how it went; I've been thinking about you. :) Glad it went well and nothing tragic happened.
Wendy, I read your piece. Nice work. Good read.
Thanks, Melanie and Auria!
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