Friday, June 13, 2008

Back from New Orleans

I just got back a couple hours ago from the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project's Advanced Institute 2008 New Orleans Marathon. It was, as always, a wonderful experience. We wrote. We talked about writing, talked about teaching, and just talked about life. We stayed at the lovely Le Richelieu Hotel in the French Quarter. It is always hard to leave my writing friends after such an experience.

Now comes the hard part: finding pieces begun at some time in the past that can be revised and turned into finished pieces. It is a challenge -- but a good one. I am ready!


John said...

It seems you have found something to reinvigorate you. I am curious about what goes on at a writer's project. It's good to see you upbeat.

teachagiftedkid said...

I AM SO JEALOUS! I have fond memories of our institute experience!

The last few days of school when the announcement came out, I couldn't digest one more thing to think about. Turns out that my husband was on a business trip back to New Orleans at the same time, and I could have easily joined him and stopped by for a write/chat.