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The Havirds at Chautauqua

Photos from the Chautauqua Institution, July 1-8, 2017: National Geographic Week! I was prose writer in residence, and my husband, David, was poetry writer in residence. Phenomenal experience.

Reading on the porch at the Literary Arts Center. Summer in New York surely beats Louisiana!

David having a blast at his own reading:

My fabulous fiction workshop folks.


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