Tuesday, March 28, 2006
I ate up the recognition
...I received at Talking Fresh. Literally. To my great surprise, on Friday after Tim Lilburn and Tim Bowling read and just before intermission and in front of a room full of people, Gerry Hill recognized my perfect Talking Fresh attendance. He awarded me a cupcake. A cupcake with icing and sprinkles.
It doesn't get better than that.
Talking Fresh was better than ever. Hats off to everyone involved in making it happen. The event was seamless. The presenters were fantastic. On Friday they all gave memorable readings from new work. The Saturday sessions were thought provoking. Intense. I really liked how the presenters attended each others sessions and contributed to the dialogue. The sessions were a big topic of conversation at dinner that evening as a group of us passed dishes around the table at the Thai Garden until our bellies were as full as our heads. We talked about it all. Tim Bowling's remarks on making a living. Sharon Butala's comments about small towns. Tim Lilburn's closing list of imponderables. Margaret Sweatman's diagrams. I'm still overflowing with questions. The kind of questions that lead to new things.