Working Day: Solitude and Community
Art-making demands quiet, solitude—perhaps even loneliness. Yet, the literary imagination also thrives in community. How do writers negotiate these competing needs, for the pure aloneness in which a singular voice may emerge and for the solace and creativity of conversation and exchange? Listen in on a workshop in which individual artists come together with representatives of creative communities to conceive and articulate the path to harmonious negotiation of these dual needs. Moderated by the essayist Joshua Wolf Shenk and Dr. M. Gerard Fromm, Director of the Erikson Institute for Education and Research at the Austen Riggs Center.