I had the great pleasure of being part of a collaborative dinner party with a number of other women authors the other night. Our host, Claudia Casper, asked us each to reflect for a few minutes on our relationship with storytelling. This proved to be an incredibly thought provoking and heartening exchange. Upon my turn, I spoke briefly then read a short, new piece “The Host.” Here it is for your consideration.
by Betsy Warland
Writing, in fact, is a desperate act. When I give way to this – I encounter these hungry ones with an inventiveness that moves me (and them) beyond sheer survival.