Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Mint Tea: This is what you had to say......your endings

'Mint and salt,' she said.
'I like them both,
but you can have too much
of a good thing.'


Luckily she was English.
She was too polite to notice.


Next time we met
She garnished her speech
with a dash of invective.


She was feeling down
Adrenal failure was near.
This way I gave her
A salt and sugar boost
To treat her Addison's Disease

The activity for: Mint Tea

The Activity for: A Variety of Endings

Projects Interactivity / The Saddle Stitch Notebooks:
Mint Tea/Opening the mind to multiple points of view
Hartley's Good Bookshop, May 11, 2006

Over-all Project Goal: To establish a process for interactivity between the author and the readers.

Activities: There will be a variety of activities, including postings of work in process, gathering points of view from the readers, dialogue about the writing process, information about upcoming invents......

Goal for this specific activity: To open our minds, see different points of view, explore, expand, consider options......There is no right answer. There is no best answer. There is no wrong answer. There will be no winner. All responses are valid ideas on the/our world, how it functions and on creating a narrative, telling a story.


Give your response today, or if you need more time, send it by e-mail no later than Sunday, May 14, 2006. All the responses will then be collected and placed together on the Projects Interactivity Blog for everyone to see in their totality, in their multiplicity, we will see similarities and/or differences in our points of view, in our approach to the same context...

Your responses for the activity: a variety of endings - a few more responses may be on their way

To participate today:

1. Read the following text:

Mint Tea

I served my
in her
mint tea.

We're still

2. Remove "We're still friends".

3. Create your own ending. Place it in the basket today. Or if you need more time, e-mail by Sunday, May 14, 2006.

To access the collected responses (to be posted by Monday, May 15):
Go to .
Locate and click on the Projects Interactivity Blog, (located in the left hand section of the page about two thirds down),
or stop by and ask Hartley.

To stay involved/connected: Check the Blog regularly.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Mint Tea

Sorry for the delay in posting the responses, the endings. Look back please in the next few days.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Invitation to Hartley's Good Bookshop Project


On Thursday, May 11th you are invited to meet Marjorie Kanter, author of "I displace the air as I walk" at Hartley´s Good Bookshop.

Place: Hartley's Good Bookshop, Calle Padilla, 74 (corner of Alcántara)
Metro Diego de Leon/Lista

Time: 7 pm Meet with the author informally and view/participate in several activities.
8 pm Presentation of the Saddle Stitch Notebooks and readings from the Notebooks and "I displace the air as I walk". Followed by dialogue.

Please call, email or drop by to reserve your free place, just to have an idea of the numbers likely to attend. (91) 401 9077

The results of this writer/reader project will be posted on or before May 14th, 2006.