The Memoir Office, described in 10 words

My friend John emailed me today to see when he could come visit TMO. He’s thinking about bringing a client from his work, who is curious. He sent me this email, and I thought it would be useful to share it with you.

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 9:32 AM, John XXX <XXXX@XXX> wrote:

OK then, I’ll stop by. Can you do a 10 word simplified blurb on what you are doing at the Memoir Office? (Aside from drawing phalluses.) I want to be clear when I speak to T. later on.

Here’s what I wrote.

Hey J —

Here’s the highfalutin copy:

The Memoir Office is a working writing space for The Memoirist (Daniel Nester), who will be in residence at various times during the exhibition. When the Memoir Office is open, visitors may discuss matters specific to the Memoirist’s work, edit drafts, contribute, ask questions or tell stories themselves.

In 10 words:

I write in public, talk to people. We swap stories.



I wished I could have added that I take notes, or maybe record interviews, or feel awkward while I sit there, which makes me feel like I should be working, which helps me write. But I think that descriptions works for now.