Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer
Three quick updates from my desk.
- It’s been an especially busy week or so for me for reasons that aren’t necessarily writing-related. (Don’t worry–it’s all good!) But I did manage to get the October newsletter out.
- Check out yesterday’s excellent haul from the library. (I’m an NYPL card-holder, so naturally, I am also taking note of this news—even though, if you’ve read my poetry collection, you know that I am inherently inclined toward returning library books early!)
3. Sometime after the pandemic began, I signed up for a “virtual membership” from the local French Institute/Alliance Française. Since then, I’ve especially appreciated at-home access to curated film (video) series. This past week’s selection, part of a current series curated by Wes Anderson, was L’homme qui aimait les femmes (The Man Who Loved Women), a 1977 film by François Truffaut that I’d never seen. The title prepared me for the emphasis on seduction; I had not realized that novel-writing (and publishing!) would also be part of the story.
P.S. There’s still time to sign up for the book-promo webinar for poets that I’ll be leading next week!