Today is a reading and a workshop. Just had a workshop of AAE and that was so funky, because I've let it sit for so long. So it's cool to go back and see that it holds up, but still needs work in ways I wouldn't have been ready to do when I was working on it before.
This is the room where it was workshopped. And I'm so glad I'm going to be in England and hear the voices and see the countryside so I can flesh out this story. The English parts of it have always been the hardest part, and that came out in workshop.
Tonight is the reading. I'll be reading from Captain and the Clockmaker, so please come listen! It's at the Dingle Bookshop at 7:30. So if you happen to be in Ireland ...
I've learned so much at this residency. Ted and Annie are brilliant, and I feel like this is a real moment in my life. I've learned so much from them, from traveling to living abroad to focusing on the quiet, beautiful moments in sentences. This residency is exactly what I needed.
Tomorrow the residency ends, and I'll be going back up to Shannon. Then Alex is in on Thursday, and we head to London.
The next great adventure begins.
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Dawson is an editor and writer and MFA student at Stonecoast. She writes stuff.