Coronacast 8: Jodie

Jodie Vinson is program manager at What Cheer Writers Club, a nonprofit that connects and supports “Rhode Island’s makers of the written, spoken, and illustrated word.”

(Side note: it’s really challenging for me to say What Cheer Writers Club.)

Jodie spoke with me about the impact of the coronavirus on the creative community (yes, the introverts among us do feel the ill effects of isolation) and the Club (“it lit a fire under us” to try out different ways of delivering support to members).

Her main takeaway from this time? “A renewed appreciation for the community and a renewed dedication to it.” Amen.

The team and members of What Cheer Writers Club have kept the creative content coming. When their space in downtown Providence reopens, I hope you’ll visit. (I’ve been known to drool over the nooks.)