While I plod my way through jet lag and get my slippered feet back under my desk, I wanted to share something that has brightened my day considerably. I met Jen Lee back in September at Squam Art Workshops when I was lucky enough to not only take her Truth & Consequences class but also got to snap her Polaroid portrait too. Jen is a writer, teacher and story-teller, who can often be found sharing her tales on stage at The Moth in New York City. Her self-published work, Fortunes, is a beautiful collection of poetry I keep by my bed, and next year she'll be leading her own writing retreat in Brooklyn. When I asked Jen if she'd like to take part in my Creative Life series, we knew there was only one form it could take: the spoken word…
Thanks Suz – I can’t get enough of Jen these days so it was a lovely treat to find her here.
Nice podcast. I love her description of how she prepares for a new project—like she’s bringing together different ingredients in her subconscious. I often find that so much of the creation process is in the subconscious about bringing things together mentally. I also love how gentle she is with herself—if she feels wordless, she lets it be and gives her writing brain a rest. That’s a great way to react.
What a lovely interview. As a creativity coach and creative being I found my self shaking my head, “yes” over and over. Jen’s gentle voice (I’m sure it is gentle when she doesn’t have a cold) is inviting and warm…I just sent this link to my friend in Brooklyn…hoping she will stop by and check Jen out…this is totally the kind of thing my friend would love.
I reaaly enjoyed this podcast, Jen’s words made a lot of sense to me.. Thanks both Jen and Susannah~ Hopefully I will meet both of you at Squam Sept. 2010
lovely thankyou for posting this!