Finding an enduring voice

"The richness and the essence of who we are transcend the storm."
-- Poet Dave Brinks

As a room full of writers listening to a panel of writers discuss how Katrina and the Federal Flood affected their work, at the cusp of the two-year anniversary of the event, the quote above is one we all should stop and think about: what will we write in the coming year? What will the conference be about three years after the event?

How do we tell the story of this place and its people as The Event recedes into memory, in a way that is not about IT but which helps us to recover and even prosper, using 8-29 not as a cliched crutch to help a limping story along, but as leverage to lift us to something greater?


  1. Stupid blogger will not let me fix the typos from thumbtyping on my Blackberry.

  2. S'allright, Mark. We loves ya anyways. ;-)