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Jf Pickersgill This specific tension often arises for organizers of regular literary events such as yours. It takes time and effort that is often underestimated by others -- including those who enjoy the monthly readings -- or that simply goes along with less recognition than is merited. Personal life pulls in another direction, too. One thing I would say from personal experience ... when the time comes, pulling back *for now* does not necessarily mean pulling back *forever* ... you might come back to it. Best solution all around? Find someone else to do all the tasks entailed in convening the monthly series ... but ... I do strongly acknowledge that is not always a realistic possibility.
Like · Reply · 4 · 18 July at 15:00
Stan Burfield Thanks, JF. Good points. From the beginning I've tried to get other people involved in it, forming an "organizing committee" with the main idea that there will be interested and committed others to carry it on. Let's hope it works out that way. I've discovered, however, that there is a huge difference between the mental attitude of starting something and making it happen, and the other of helping. But these are mature young people who may be able to pick up their game.
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Patricia Black Sorry to hear Stan that you're moving on - for now - and I wish you and Linda very well. Thank you for your outstanding devotion to the Open Mic. We hope others will be willing to carry on - you have put so much time, energy and love into it.
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Stan Burfield Thanks so much, Patricia!
Like · Reply · 19 July at 00:25