ACHF Arts Access
Minnesota artists are able to expand or further develop their artistic abilities through varied learning opportunities. More Minnesotans are able to engage in or with the work of Minnesota artists.
With this grant I was able to get more done on my novel than I envisioned initially. I now have a near final draft out to 6 readers and believe by the end of the fall I will have a manuscript to send to editors and agents. Because I did not have to take as many paid jobs I was able to consult with Bill Cottman, work for days at a time on the writing, and intersperse music throughout the text, due to research time. My collaboration with Bill has been ongoing and will result in a radio show and open reading, music show at Homewood Gallery on July 13th. 2: I have involved a diverse group of writers who are giving me feedback on the manuscript I sent to them, totaling 487 pages. We meet and talk about writing, the form of the novel and what works, does not work. Previous to this I did not collaborate as fully with these writers, both poets and prose writers.