Well tonight was the first experience with John Lent. He gave an address at the library on dealing with long wandering narratives. He talked to us about how to handle them and encouraged us to trust our abilities and allow the story to flow. He suggested that we consider using space in the narrative to give strength. In short what we don't say is as important as what we do say.
I was struck with the words that he chose to describe writing. They crossed over to the visual arts strongly. Create large panels with space in between, apply texture and volume. It was all very interesting and relates well to the thinking I have been doing in the past couple of days about community engagement voice and connection. The fluid nature of change and the trust of process, of creating a vision and theme for the piece.
I am looking forward to my meeting with him next week. I am inspired to write and can't wait to get back at it.
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