We are all in love with the written word
The annual LitTAP convening draws people out of their insular silos and into a space where we are startled by the presence of so many others just like us – lovers of the written word.
Actually, I am hopping around in the space where text, image and restless thought live at the center of the Venn diagram of my life. I wrestle with each demon that fights for center stage.
It is a stage as gracious as the head of a pin.
This recent convening took place on another kind of stage. A sound stage at Kaufman Astoria Studios at the intersection of creative industry, Queens Council on the Arts, fabulous food, the Museum of the Moving Image and the flagship performing high school created by the Sinatra family and Tony Bennett, Astoria’s home boy.
A perfect place to make visual how one board member’s passion for the work of the Queens Council on the Arts became the site of a statewide discussion on how we and our board members can be better champions of the literary world. H
Here are some things I heard that stuck with me:
- Mission gives you the power to say no.
- Don’t be afraid to make the ask. Think of it as a chance for someone to invest in something they care about.
- “No” is often code for “not yet”.
- Say “Thank you” a lot.
- I don’t know what to do first. Maybe I should eat this cookie.
Love those Poets in Unexpected Places!
I captured what I could with my Flip video camera. Watch the magic here!
Subscribe and get a little Wow! every day
Check out Getting to Wow! to feel good, do good and look good
See what’s going on at Nonprofit Knitwear for all things nonprofit and knit
Get some very cool Style Notes from me, your artspy