Resident Writer @ Heathrow

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Resident Writer @ Heathrow
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Fri, 08-21-2009 - 3:51pm

Alain de Botton is currently the resident writer at Heathrow Airport in London. Wha? Huh? His "office" is in Terminal 5.


Read about this oddity at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/19/business/global/19adco.html?_r=2


You can check out the writer at http://www.alaindebotton.com/


Would you take a chance of writing in public (or semi-public) in exchange for underwriting by a corporate entity? If so, who would that be? Mr. de Botton mentioned a nuclear facility (hmm, fascinating!). Where would you like to work?

JudyB







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Fri, 08-28-2009 - 9:59am

Interesting! Before I read the article I was thinking that I simply can't write in public. This looks more like observing and taking notes over the course of a week, to be written later. That I could do!

Where, though? I'll have to think on that!

Kris

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Sat, 08-29-2009 - 10:42am

Hi, Kris! I was hoping this would get your attention.


I think he's actually writing while at Heathrow. There's sure to be some rewriting before he goes to the printer. He hasn't got much time, though, considering the planned publication date. You know how long most books take to get from plan to print.


I've written in public. When I first moved to Florida I used to write on the beach. It drew a crowd. I might as well have been a famous best-selling author from the questions I got. It felt good. Writing at the mall wasn't quite as invigorating.


Were I confined to writing at an airport, it would have to be the United terminal at O'Hare in Chicago. If I could write as a performance anywhere in the world, I'd have to think about it just as you would. Let me know what you'd choose.

JudyB







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