I met Mitali Perkins back in 2000 when I first moved to Newton with my family. She had recently moved here, too, and was looking for a critique group. I was looking to start a critique group. We were a match! Once a month for the next 13 years we met, with others in our group, to read our work and try to become better writers. During those years we had people drop out and join. Babies were born. Jobs were gained and lost. Our wonderful friend Mordena died. Feelings were sometimes hurt. Most of us wondered if we were any good. Publishing successes were celebrated. Through it all, Mitali was a steady member -- softening hard feelings, offering insightful critiques, sharing her wonderful stories of hope, love, redemption and India. Now Mitali is off to California to start the next phase of her life. We will miss her terribly! Please join us, if you know Mitali, for a proper send off at my house on Saturday, May 11, from 3-5pm. Email me and I will give you more details.
We love you, Mitali!