"It makes us better people in this world to do our art... art creates
"When I write it's not physically autobiographical, but it's emotionally
autobiographical... You have to FEEL what's happening."
"Writing across genres helps you see how it happens. ...When I'm writing
picture books, I go back and read poetry again."
and so many more...
Oh, she also recommended John Gardner's "On Becoming A Novelist."
She finishes with reading her amazing picture book "Show Way."
Everyone listens, rapt.
The space and grace and words are poetry and rhythm and voice.
What a voice. What a story.
Silence, as everyone takes it in.
Savors the taste of that story.
There's a road, girl. There's a road.
And Jacqueline, she's showing us the way.
--Posted by Lee Wind