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*Above photograph by Stephen Davis Phillips
Friend Files is a feature I’ve added to Away With Words, this being the nineteenth installment. Past installments appear under the “Friend Files” tag on my blog. I will be interviewing a friend of mine and showcasing why they are a friend to me and what I like about them, and also a mini-interview (five questions) that detail what they think of me. It’s a way to acknowledge my friends out there and what they’re up to and also introduce them to my larger group of friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who might be interested in reading.
Today, I will be talking about Lady Zen – aka Alzenira Quezada. Before I get into what I think of her, here is my mini-interview with Zen (exchanged over Facebook) where she jotted down just a few thoughts:
LADY ZEN’S FRIEND FILES INTERVIEW
ME: Give me some details about your life.
LADY ZEN: I have worn many hats in my life. Someone told me once when I was younger – “Kid, life is long. Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise. You can reinvent yourself as many times as you want. Just remember to live it to the fullest no matter how arduous. You’re never stuck.” So I’ve kept that with me all these years.
Graduated from Saint Joseph's College Of Maine with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts - Creative Writing as well as Stonecoast, a low-residency MFA program through University of Southern Maine. Has several screenplays, a novel, graphic novel and a memoir all in development.