>Sewanee Writers’ Conference — Day 1

>I had to drive through torrential rains to get here, but I did get here and it’s been kind of non-stop ever since. There was a reception for fellows and faculty at the French House before dinner, then the first reading after dinner, followed by a reception and more fun at the French House. We’re off to a great start.

I keep running into people I know, which is a blast.

And the reading tonight, by Robert Hass, was fantastic. He read a lot from his newest book, The Apple Trees at Olema, and it was great to connect his voice to the work. And then he read from some newer work, more experimental, which I also loved.

After the reading a number of us went back to the French House and it was terrific to meet more people and see some more old friends.

This is just the first day, and only a short day at that.

More tomorrow.

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