Luck was on my side this week because I got to see two authors, whom I’ve actually read, speak. First was Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, last Thursday night in
I need to interrupt to tell you about Tent Chautauqua, pronounced cha-talk-ah-waa. A tradition from
So after the break, Ms. Smiley had eight characters, including Sir Thomas Malory, John Steinbeck, and Eugene O’Neill, on stage with her to discuss the creative process and the actors must answer as their character would. It was a lively Q&A from the audience.
Both authors astonished me with their intelligence, ease, and humor. It's a wonderful way to spend an evening. I can understand why they are compelling writers, because they are compelling women.