I'm heading home today after my two-week residency at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. It's been a good, productive time, and I've met some very nice people--the other residents and also the staff, Denise and Pat. I recommend it if you're considering applying for residencies.
Last night, the four current residents went out to dinner and then, joined by a former resident who is in town to do an art installation, presented our work to each other. The three visual artists all showed slides of work they've done before--some very impressive stuff--and I read some short pieces from a work in progress (but not the novel I'm working on here). That was great--that's one of the things I enjoy most about residencies.