PEGGY STAFFORD is a playwright living in Brooklyn. She’s writing a play called Everything Is Here. pegstafford.wordpress.com.
Some time ago, I went on a silent writing retreat led by Erik Ehn at a ranch in west Texas. I was grieving at the time: my younger sister Patty had died. Strangely, observing strict silence with playwrights in the desert turned out to be a comfort. I remember one night it was my turn to close up the lodge.
Have you found seeds or inspiration for your own work in the classroom?