Thursday, July 26, 2012

Books you love

The Napa Valley Writers' Conference started Sunday and ends today in the Napa Valley College Upper Valley.Campus. Last night I attended the readings by Tayari Jones, fiction writer, author of Silver Sparrow and an Associate Professor in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark University and Eavan Boland, poet, author of 10 books of poetry including Against Love Poetry and Professor of Humanities at Stanford University and directs the Creative Writing Program.

"Live for awhile in the books you love. Learn from them what is worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be returned to you a thousand times over. Whatever your life may become, these books — of this I am certain — will weave through the web of your unfolding. They will be among the strongest of all threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."-from Letter to a Young Poet-Rainer Maria Rilke

1 comment:

Bellezza said...

I completely agree! Books are so wonderful (and especially important to me is the Bible which remains a constant source of strength and wisdom in my life).