Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Susan Orlean Reading

Went to the Susan Orlean reading last night down in the West Village. Held in cozy little box of a room within a brownstone on 10th street, a place call the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House. Must've been 40 people crammed in there, all utterly glued to the this tiny red-headed lady behind the podium. As usual, Susan was drolly funny, but it was her passion for words, for storytelling, still so strong after all these years of writing, that was truly inspiring. She made me want to write better, want to try harder to get it right. And I know--I'm certain, in fact--that if I told her this, she would be positively thrilled.

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