Sunday, April 29, 2012

Highlights Fantasy Reunion Day 1

I live here for the next week!

Today was our first official day for the Fantasy Reunion Workshop.  Attendees trickled in all afternoon and settled into our cozy cabins.  There was an abundance of hugs, laughter, catching up, laughter, eating, and more laughter. 

My new home before I mess it up.
Boy did I miss this delightful group of people over the past year!  Hanging out with fellow writers is such a treat.  (And if you're a writer, you know what I mean.)  Who else can you have a conversation with regarding clockwork limbs, diaper-wearing goats, and pirate nicknames for pets without sounding positively raving?

We didn't do a formal workshop today, and introductions were brief since we already all know each other.  And so it was a day to catch up on reading, critiquing, and preparing for the real work ahead.

Fancy-schmancy veggies and cheese.
We did eat a lot, though!  (Seriously, one meal hardly ends before we're all wondering what will be served next.)  For breakfast, we enjoyed a spinach and tomato fritatta, seasoned potatoes, homemade blueberry muffins, fresh fruit, and bread with summer plum AND three pear jelly.  (How's that for a breakfast of champions?)  Lunch was tuna salad with broccoli asparagus soup and whoopie pies for desert. 

Our evening appetizers included a veggie tray with red pepper hummus and crackers with local cheese.  And last, but not least, we devoured our official kick-off feast of chicken pot pie, creamy apple salad, pickled beets, and apple cobbler with walnut, oat and flax seed topping for dessert.    

I think I might be in a permanent food-coma for the rest of the week...

Time to go rest up so I can be ready for tomorrow's one-on-one mentor critiques and first group workshop!

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