November 21, 2019
Ha! Joke’s on you as I write this “farewell” message, because I’m staying. OK, not really, but I am in love with being here. As you may have guessed from me disappearing for hours at a time, I’m so charmed by the neighborhood WODC is situated in. Those hours-long walks were not wasted, writer-wise: I was deeply moved by the bay and the trees and all the beauty that hangs on even in these shortest days. They also were ample spirit and brain food for the breakthroughs I had on my novel. So much has changed — in my book and in me. Than you, Jerod, Lauren, Katie, and the board of WODC.
Jennifer Morales (Viroqua, WI)
Poet, fiction writer, and performance artist, author of Meet Me Halfway