I’ve been so lucky here, hanging out with talented, wickedly fabulous, interesting women– it’s been so fun sharing our ideas and our visions and our fears and our stories. Every Sunday, we’ve had a reading/workshop, and yesterday’s was so fucking cool. Almost all of us read things they’d recently written, things this place has fostered and inspired. Gloria Steinem arrived here on Friday, and it’s been so fun having her be part of our dinner table, and hearing all her stories. She joined us yesterday and read something of hers as well.
My fellow residents, Rosemary and Ghida and Munju and Rosemary and Susan and Gloria, gave me some brilliant suggestions and encouragements. It’s surreal being in a workshop with Gloria. She gives such right-on advice– on wording, voice, details, and the title– prefacing it with, “Once an editor, always an editor.” It was incredible; possibly the most helpful workshop I’ve ever participated in.
This place is a gift.