Sometimes the best events are the ones you attend alone- alone because your family members are otherwise occupied and can't bear to stop what they are doing- or can't muster the interest to come along and sit quietly in an audience- to listen, observe and take it all in.
We are fortunate to live near a writers' center- the Hudson Valley Writers' Center to be exact and today two wonderful writers shared their finely tuned prose. Herbert Hadad and Ben Cheever read works published and in progress. It was fun to sit up front, my camera in hand with an unobstructed view. Recording their glances upward, inward, and fleeting expressions while absorbing their words made for a delightful solo outing on a summery Sunday afternoon.