Actually, I'm heading *into* Dodge. The Dodge Poetry Festival, actually. If you're in the Newark NJ area any time between this coming Thursday, October 7 and Sunday October 10, and you are a lover of words, do try to attend.
I will be there, immersed in words, baptized in words, swimming in words. It's glorious and terrifying and I come home filled up, inspired, and awed at the power of those tiny building blocks of our writing craft.
I wasn't able to be at the last festival, in '08 because of a family commitment, but I was there in '06 and '04. When I tell you Dodge is a life changing event, you might think me guilty of hyperbole. But in truth, it was at Dodge '04 when I realized I was a writer. Not just a physical therapist/wife/mother who wrote too, but a Writer. From that moment on, I began to take my writing seriously and professionally. It was a watershed for me.
If you're going to be there, please leave a comment, or pop me an email. I'd love to connect at Dodge.