Today we drove about 30 minutes out of town with friends to attend a writer's Conference. It was wonderful! The keynote speaker was authentic and friendly and talked about finding or unearthing our voice in writing. I also took two workshops on Poetry. One was on informal poetry and the other was on formal. They both were very well done. The woman who did informal poetry had wonderful excercies to bring out our words. The workshop on formal poetry was excellent. For the first time I feel like I have somewhat of a grasp on meter and rhyme. The man was well organized, articulate and you could tell he loved his topic.
The important part was that we were with other writers and there is an understanding there that is needed in lone work. It is nice to talk about the process and see how others integrate writing in their life. I have been looking forward to this day all year. My beloved and I got to go together. Interest in writing is something we have in common. And sharing this with our friends made a very pleasant day.