Visiting Writer Marilyn Hacker gave a stellar reading here on Monday night. Half a dozen resident writers gave another memorable reading last night — Honoree Fannone Jeffers, Russell Brakefield, Keith Kopka, Jill Leininger, Cynthia Grier, and Margaret Mackinnon. Tonight: open studios. So many artists here, and so much interesting work happening! I must confess that I do have a few favorites. Can’t wait to revisit Jee Hwang’s studio — her work has really stuck with me, and even inspired a poem. Also Klea McKenna, a photographer from San Francisco who spoke so eloquently about her process and projects. Cai Xi Silver does such a diverse range of projects AND has created all sorts of connections among artists and community through her gallery and teaching. And Sonam Dolma Brauen, originally from Tibet, then Switzerland, now New York — she worked on these amazing blue canvases while she was here. My co-queen in Planet Breakfast, Serena Peronne, also does work I find really interesting to look at and think about. Can’t believe tomorrow’s my last day. Put manuscripts in the mail this morning. A good note to go out on.