Not all seekers are writers, but all writers are seekers. We seek understanding of human behavior, of spirituality, law, politics, and anything else that happens to catch our eye. It is this curiosity that drives us to first pursue knowledge, then share it with others.
This past Saturday, I attended an event, “Meet the Writers of Bay Ridge”, held at the local branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn—where I have lived for the past several years—is best known to non-New Yorkers as Tony Manero’s neighborhood in Saturday Night Fever, and more recently, the sight of Reagans’ Sunday dinner on Blue Bloods. Within the Five Boroughs, it is known for its lovely, tree-lined streets and great eateries; but, as I was so pleasantly surprised to learn, it also has a rich literary history that includes Hubert Selby’s iconic Last Exit to Brooklyn and a thriving writers’ community.
As writers we are always seeking a balance between solitude and community. We get plenty of the former, but sometimes the latter is harder to find. But as I was recently reminded, what we are looking for is usually right under our noses.
Happy networking, and as always, happy writing!
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