Little boats

 

Writers and artists are in the business of making little boats.

 

By that I mean, of building things they then send out into the world. Mostly, of course, art of all kinds, but sometimes rafts connected to same. Efforts to send their work out into the world, or to directly aid them in making further art.

 

That is what I have been up to, all the week long. A few days ago I posted a link to the Creative Futures Banff Mountain Residency. Just go and look at the website and the Leighton Artists’ Colony Studios and see how gorgeous the landscape of Banff looks. Icy, wintry air and slabs of mountain and claddings of snow.  It would be a marvelous opportunity for me to work in solitude in an environment relevant to this next novel of mine – which now has a working title, by the by: The Library of Endings.

 

I don’t know what my chances are, just that working on the application felt good. Necessary work. Physical exertions, requiring attentiveness and an interrogation of my methods that I might not otherwise have engaged in. So whether I get it or not, the little boat sails off from me, out, watertight as much as I could make it.

 

Next on the cards for me is a September residency over at Necessary Fiction. I’ll post signs when I have things up there.

 

What have you been working on?

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3 responses to “Little boats

  1. joplingirl

    Love the new title. Mad stacks of hope.

  2. The Banff photos look wonderful. Sometimes a change of scenery can help one to refocus.

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