Interview with Ellen O’Connell Whittet

It was such a pleasure to chat with Ellen O’Connell Whittet about her debut memoir, What You Become in Flight. A former dancer, Whittet grapples with leaving her ballet career behind after a serious injury, and  examines the compromises that ballet necessitated, exploring ultimately how ballet was a training ground for much of womanhood. Our discussion focused on the intersection of dance and writing, or how being immersed in two creative disciplines reveals some of the essential themes recurrent within one’s work, one creative process driving the other forward.

You can read it at TriQuarterly. 

 

Published by amybethwright

Amy Beth is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, and a writing professor at SUNY Purchase and The College of New Rochelle.

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