Unexpected Sanga: Stumbling into Deep Community
I was certain we’d hate each other.
Many writers experience a push-pull of introversion and ego, of wanting to “see” the world in order to convey it, and longing to convey to the reader what they see. Some of us are envious when the other lands a high-profile article or a slew of new readers. As a result, writers are not necessarily known for our warmth.
That’s why I was surprised to belly-flop right into sanga, or “community” at it’s known in the west, at the Collegeville Institute’s “A Broader Public” Writers’ Workshop.