Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Reading at the 92nd Street Y
Tonight was the reading by students in the spring writing program. I was the last student reader, out of twelve readers. Marie Ponsot, and classmate Kevin Sullivan were there, as well as Wise Woman and The Quarterback. I read five parts from "The Book of the Body," and felt the audience was with me throughout the reading. I was especially moved when Wise Woman looked as if she was about to weep or laugh. Christina Curtis, from Daphne Merkin's Non-Fiction Workshop, read a wonderful piece on her job attending to a salad bar in a West Coast restaurant; the essay served up a woman's method for surviving grief.