At the humble beginnings of the Hudson Valley Writers Center, before the train station renovation, before Slapering Hol Press, before the workshops, and before email, when the Writers Center was located in a small attic room, I was one of the first workers for what has become one of the amazing art centers of America. Now, after so many years, I am delighted to be one of the first in the Slapering Hol Press Conversation Series for a small, small press that has accomplished much more than its size belies.