Nonprofit literary organizers draw all sorts of volunteers, but Elizabeth White-Olsen, executive director of Writespace, recalls one in particular. “We had a young lawyer show up, and she looked like a supermodel, in her miniskirt, cute silk blouse, high heels. She didn’t have time to change after work. I watched her in this outfit, moving furniture all day. I thought it was the funniest thing. That’s the kind of volunteer we have—so committed.”
It surprises me that there’s a box of Slavic literature, translated or un-translated, in the small town of Victoria to begin with, but this is what Dalkey Archive Press, one of America’s most venerable independent publishers, has brought with them on their move to Texas.