My writing resolution for 2010 was to write a biography of Picasso. I have been reading a lot about him and have written poems from his birth to the cubist era. But need to see, smell, hear, and explore the places where he lived. The question, of course, was how, where would I get the money to go to Europe? I thought I had to can my resolution.
That won't happen. On Tuesday morning I got a call from Oregon Literary Arts. I won the Edna L. Holmes Fellowship in Young Readers Literature! In October (Picasso was born October 25th) I will travel to Málaga, Barcelona, and Paris to experience Picasso's life as fully as possible.