The title today is a Haitian proverb shared during the keynote address tonight by writer Edwidge Danticat. It was the cap on another truly terrific day at the Sanibel Island Writer’s Conference.
Today was lighter and did not carry the emotional transformation that happened yesterday, not just to me, but which I witnessed in other participants. Today was about singing and playfulness and love of literature. I began taking pictures early today for a photo journal.
In the afternoon we attended a couple of panel discussions. One was Christina Baker Kline discussing the research she did for her best selling novel Orphan Train. I’m sorry I forgot to get her picture.
Tom DeMarchi does an amazing job each year with the Sanibel Island Writer’s Conference. This was the 10th year, and he was awarded a plaque by the Dean.
Finally, the beautiful keynote address by Edwidge Danticat. What a treat to be in the presence of this lovely and graceful person, who writes in ways I can never even begin to imagine coming out of my pen. I will be sharing some of her wise words later this week. All in all, one fantastic Saturday.