Still sheltering in Vermont. Winter has dissolved into spring and summer is on our doorstep.
Thanks to Zoom, we have discovered new ways to get together during the Cov19 Pandemic.
My Amherst writing group meets weekly, and continues to share exciting new work. Congratulations to Eileen Kennedy who has shared with us drafts of her upcoming Chapbook, Touch My Head Softly which is being published next year by Finish Line Press. Here is a link to her recent reading (via Zoom, of course): Amherst Arts Night Plus. We are all anxiously awaiting Jane's book, Maven Reaches Mars: Home Poems and Space Probes in Four Fascicles, an ambitious compilation of her life's work.
Here in Vermont, I have joined up with two other novelists I met at the Green Mountain Writers Conference. Each of us is at work on a novel and we "meet" weekly for feedback on our (very different) novels. Caren McVicker has written a delightful blog entry discussing our process. Read it here: Caren's blog.
I thoroughly enjoyed the on-line book club through Restless Readers and the Jones Library this week. We discussed Passing, by Netta Larson., a fascinating novel about two women during the Harlem Renaissance. I even saw a few familiar faces against the backdrop of their living rooms.
And when all else fails, Zoom cocktail hours are the perfect get-together at the end of the day, especially with wines hand picked by Joel Mitchel of Beekman Wine & Liquors . But first, I need to get today's walk in. The hummingbirds are back!!!