The Story Circle Network Conference for women writers takes place ever other year. I look forward to it the moment the previous one ends! I’m with supportive, sassy, and spirited women for 3 days. All the while I’m making new friends, learning craft, and sharing wisdom. This year was especially sweet, because Grendel’s Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife was a finalist for the 2014-2015 Sarton Literary Award for Historical Fiction. I got to meet my fellow finalists and winners, hobnob with brilliant speakers and writers, and–oh yes–wrote!
First, a lovely time have a drink on the first evening with my fellow honorees.
We had a roundtable chaired by the generous dynamo, Susan Wittig Albert, about the process of writing our honored books, the process of publication, and a discussion of our next projects.
We all read from our books at the luncheon on Saturday.
In addition to making friends, I also loved how we ladies took over the men’s restroom at the hotel!
Can’t wait until the next conference–in 2018. Now…I’d better get writing!