During my tenure as Chair of the Philadelphia Writers Conference Free Forums, at the Anthony J. Drexel
Picture Gallery. Photo courtesy of Eric Mencher, Philadelphia Inquirer.
About my essay "The Head Clown," Jerry Waxler writes: "The author has crafted a brash, luxurious tale that worked the magic all good stories
are supposed to do . . . by focusing tightly on each moment he brought me into his world, endowing scenes with color and
character, creating depth of emotion and variety of insight. Toner's exquisite attention on small details provided me
with so much pleasure I was sorry to see it end."