Saturday, December 31, 2011

Storytellers Gathered Around a Fire

Reflecting in yesterday's Times Union on the highlights of the local arts scene during the

year past, TU Arts & Entertainment Editor Michael Janairo talked about his experiences as a student in a prose workshop offered by the Writers Institute and taught by Writer-in-Residence Jo Page.

"Our gatherings often called to mind what I think of as an archetypal image: ancient storytellers gathered around a roaring fire, leaning forward with their backs to the cold, dark unknown, and sharing tales of their days and the days of yore."