Victoria Noe

Award-winning Author, Speaker, Activist



Savoy Hotel

What Do Writers Dream?

What Do Writers Dream?
Nov 23, 2018 by Victoria Noe

Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality. - Malala Yousafzai


A post popped up on Facebook a couple weeks ago that got my attention. It was an event involving the writer-in-residence at the Savoy Hotel in London.

I’ve had an unnatural obsession with the Savoy since at least high school; maybe earlier. I have no idea how it started, but I think it was sparked by this 1923 photo of Fred and Adele Astaire dancing on the Savoy’s roof. It’s a photo I still love: dancing on the roof, on a foggy day in London town. Maybe it’s the joy on their faces.

On my first trip to London in 1988 I spent as much...