When our writing circles had to move out of public in March, you asked us when we would be back.
When we went online with virtual meetings, you showed up and bore with our adjustment fumbles, even when our discussions leapt over the now-famous-worldwide, 40-minute time-fence and we had to haul ourselves into second meetings without killing the flow.
When we invited you to extend the conversation to our blog, you sent poetry, fiction, and nonfiction into to illuminate our isolation.
And you donated! While our writing circles and Journal are powered by dedicated volunteers, your support allows us to have writing circles and issues of our Journal at all! You allowed us to upgrade our Zoom account so that we can now let our discussions sprawl into limitless delight. And as always, you are keeping our Submittable link active, enabling us to reach out through Meetup, paying for the servers that host our website, and providing the community support that keeps us going.
Our reading series is one of the things we will keep going in coming months, possibly in the virtual world, we’re not sure, but will announce details as they fall into place.
Thank you for showing up. Thank you for donating. In times of shadowy uncertainty, thank you for staying bright and staying creative.
Thank you for staying.
Image from the heady days of in-person arts celebrations, June 2019. This is most of our board, plus a few close friends, at last year’s Arts Council of Rockland Fundraiser. Some board members are doubtless at the bar. Another has recently visited same and has stepped behind the lens to introduce his or her “softly focused” vision to the image.