Last Friday I was inspired by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater’s post on The Poem Farm to write a Tanka about my recent experiences at Highlights.
It was my sixth time at the Highlights Foundation and my first unworkshop. I have written about Hightlights before and how much I get out of being there in the company of other writers, but this time was extra special. The four of us first met at a workshop there about a year and a half ago. We’ve stayed in touch and have seen each other occasionally at some SCBWI events. It was wonderful to spend time hearing each other’s stories, offering ideas, soaking up the inspiration. We were lodged in the Farmhouse, surrounded by memorabilia, the ghosts of writers past, and the magic that is part of this incredible mecca for writers.
Old friends and new meet
Where laughter and hugs abound.
Share stories and spend
Time alone and together,
Inspired by new ideas.