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NO CHOICE

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.

5 comments:

Christy said...

Carmen,
I'm soooo jealous. The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is great! ¡Me encanta Barcelona! There's also a great Picasso Museum in Paris, but not sure if it's still undergoing some renovations. Congratulations on the Fellowship!

Edie said...

Congratulations, Carmen! What a wonderful and exciting opportunity!

Lauren said...

Carmen! Congratulations!! Isn't life wonderful-- one never knows what is waiting for you just around the corner. I am very happy for you!

David LaRochelle said...

How very exciting, Carmen. What a great way to start the new year! It's amazing how the universe so often provides exactly what we need at the right time.

Mark said...

Congratulations, Carmen! Sounds very exciting for you. I concur with David's comment regarding how things seem to "come together" at just the right moments so often.