I hope this finds you safe and well as we prepare to turn the page on 2022. We’ve been fortunate to have a terrific year at MWC—from our partnership with WVIK to bring our These Interesting Times anthology into podcast form, to welcoming Ross Gay as our Writers’ Conference keynote speaker, it’s been an exciting year of celebrating the power of the written word. As I reflect and look forward, I’ve been thinking about two people very dear to MWC, both important to our history, who also made lasting contributions that will continue into the future—one of them a writer, and one of them an advocate: Richard “Dick” Stahl and Rochelle Murray.
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Dear Friends of MWC,
I hope this finds you safe and well as we prepare to close the book on 2021. As we look back and reflect on all of the challenges and successes we’ve experienced this year, the moments that stand out most all center around community, of having more opportunities to be around one another, to share writing in the same space, and how important community is for our writing and for all of our endeavors. So, in the spirit of community, I thought I would share a handful of quotes from the MWC community, to share more about the importance of our work and the impact it has on people’s lives…