MARK HILL - writer guy

MARK HILL - writer guy

Salon

I would like my apartment to be a salon.

A salon, as described by Wikipedia, is "a gathering of people under the roof of a host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation".

In the early 1900s, Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas hosted a salon. People like Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, F Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce and many others would come and go at will. A lot of good creative work came out of that.

Today, in Paris, the bookshop Shakespeare & Company does the same sort of thing. It's a bookshop, but artists and writers can come in and stay for free.

The only requirement in a salon is to be amusing. To bring original thought, intelligence and good conversation and a sense of humour. Most of all, to not be boring.

I don't have a house, just a small apartment.

But I would like my place to be a salon where interesting people can hang out. Where intelligent folks can meet up randomly and hang out or talk or have a debate or make jokes or converse with knowledge or think up new ideas..

A salon.