Old Enough : Southern Women Artists and Writers on Creativity and Aging, Hardback Book

Old Enough : Southern Women Artists and Writers on Creativity and Aging Hardback

Edited by Jay Lamar, Jennifer Horne


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In Old Enough, twenty-one women artists and writers write about the experience of aging.

They are not squeamish about the challenges of growing older, including ageism, health concerns, and loss. And they are frank about how received notions of female aging can be restrictive and diminishing.

But in lyrical, sometimes wry, often inspiring essays they explore what growing older can offer: self-knowledge, insight, and acceptance.

Striking portraits by award-winning photographer Carolyn Sherer, who is also a contributor to the volume, accompany each essay.

At the heart of this invigorating collection is the bold championing of creative practice.

Some contributors look back to their girlhood to recall their first powerful connections to art, while others show how they have refreshed their commitment to maintaining a practice.

However, all are still driven to create and to investigate, to stay committed to the processes that work while finding new ways to stay creatively alive.

Old Enough aims to honor the limitless variety, depth, and scope of being ""old enough"" and will resonate with readers who want to understand and find purpose, meaning, and comradery in their creative journey.