A few weeks ago, The Professor and I headed up to Chicago and hung out in the lobby hoping to catch up with friends at the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) conference. It was nice to connect with people we haven’t seen for a while and finally meet those we’ve only ‘known’ online.
We also attended our first writing ‘Slam!’ hosted by Molly O’Neill of Cook-n-Scribble; the event was held at Quartino Ristorante – a busy downtown Chicago restaurant and wine bar where Chef John Coletta offered guests Italian cheese as well as his own housemade charcuterie. Wine, slices of good bread and a room full of writers made for a lovely evening.
As writers shared their work I found myself drawn to their stories and in those short few hours, I laughed out loud, I wiped away tears and I came home inspired to begin putting pen to paper again.
Thanks for being here – happy Sunday!