Thoughts from Holly Wren Spaulding, Poet

Artists need space and time to think, iterate and make new work. Artists need opportunities to meet and interact with the public, have conversations, give talks, and in my case, teach. We need the support of organizations that believe in what we do, and include us in their mission and budget, and who introduce us to their community of friends and patrons.

As the 2017 Ann Hall Artist in Residence, I was able to benefit from all of these vital resources. I began a new body of work, which has since evolved into a full-length manuscript, made friends and grew as an artist, all because I was given the opportunity to do what I do, with the backing of the Leelanau Community Cultural Center. Thank you.

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