Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott’s classic guide on writing and life, advises that “Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.”
Aviary of the Imagination
ANNEX STUDIO | SALEM ART ASSOCIATION
Artist in Residence | Stephanie Lenox
August 1–September 8, 2017
Poet Stephanie Lenox will expose the messy and usually invisible creative process by taking over the studio with flights of fancy as she works on a collection of lyric essays, The Queen of the Birds. Her essays explore the make-believe world she inhabited as a child where she was crowned Queen of the Birds.
By sharing her work-in-progress and inviting the public to share bits and pieces from their imagination, Stephanie aims to dispel the myth of the inspired writer composing in isolation. During this residency, Stephanie will question the boundary between reality and the world we invent for ourselves. How are we changed by what we believe? Where is the line between invention and truth?
Stephanie will host office hours and open writing time for the community during her month-long residency.