Literally (UCLA Writers Studio instructors above in an elevator) and the process: up and down. I wish writing could be all ups - but there are more bottom floors, if not basements, in writing than soaring to the heights of inspiration. However teaching in the Writers Studio last week was all ups. The biggest thrill was the workshop on the fourth day when my students pulled their essays together and read aloud for feedback. Such wonderful stuff!
Below, with Billy Mernit (writer, instructor, and dear buddy) at the wrap party Sunday evening.