I think we've nearly exhausted our other threads! I just wanted to ask if anyone's gotten their packets or other news. And I've already made a packing list. I'm gonna need more luggage, for sure.
Are any of you peeps going to be at AWP in Denver this next week? If so, hit me up! I'll be stationed at a table for U. Texas-Dallas (Sojourn mag) some of the time, and then running off to listen to Michael Chabon and George Saunders give their two cents for the other part.
Here's a link, in case you're thinking (or typing) "What the heck are you talking about, Lauren?":
Also, my little 'zine that could just put its newest issue online, so if you feel like it, check this link to read up on it: www.superficialflesh.com
In this issue, we've got work by sci-fi writer Tony Daniel and Small Beer alumni Benjamin Parzybok. Fun stuff!
I hope you guys had a rockin' Easter!
Lauren, I love the AWP's emphasis on *practitioners* And Superficial Flesh looks like quite the project. The anthropophagy metaphor definitely has me intrigued! How do you stay on top of all this?
Thanks, John! Superficial Flesh is one of those labors of love that takes me forever to do because it's just me and a few pals putting it together. It's taken me about a year to gather the material we have in this issue, but I'm really proud of the writers we found and the great work they gave us. Sometimes I won't work on the 'zine for months, and then others, bam, we get amazing material that I can add to the "body," so to speak.
I hope we can do something more with it someday, but it takes a little at a time. So right now, it's the 'little zine that could' (unlike my dissertation proposal, which has crashed and burned and will be fed to the compost heap tonight).
Anyway, I'll try to bring all of you a copy of the 'zine (if you want one) when we get up to Seattle. Maybe the next issue could be a fun conglomerate of CW material!
Count me in for a copy!
For another CW inspired labor of love, check out Brain Harvest at http://www.brainharvestmag.com/ . Good schtuff to be had there.
Rock on! It shall be done!
woo hoo! awesome!
I would love a copy! :)
Practical question: What are the laundry facilities?
There are machines in the basement that take quarters.
But do they play the fiddle?
If you tune it first and put a spring on the bow, probably.
That is a great question. That, and the coffee thread :). Sure hope I don't have to bring my washboard.
You play the washboard?
Cool beans -- you never told me.
Sure, I'm pure West Virginnie ;) Washboard's as natural as clean clothes and coal dust. Check out my short story in an anthology of ghost stories by West Virginia writers:
So who here plays the fiddle?
I remember this anthology! Wahoo! Now I can tell people I know a famous author.
WV! Most of my kin are from there.... I spent a large part of my growin' up summers in Nitro and Montgomery.
and thanks for those links -- can't wait to read the anthology.
I know a kick ass fiddle player if that counts.
In that case, No TV for my entertainment. It's washboard all the way!
I think they have a washboard app on the iPhone/iPad.
Sorry, the packets aren't ready yet. I'll let you all know by email (I hope on the email list) when I send 'em out.
ETA on mailing the packets: about a week
ETA on the email list for the last: about the same time frame
Sorry about the time lag.
Thanks, Neile. No big deal! I was just getting itchy to plan for travel and such.
The workshop dates were in your acceptance email--we recommend planning in coming in sometime Saturday, June 19 (the workshop starts Sunday late afternoon) and leaving on Saturday, July 31.
One tip several students have suggested is not to leave too early Saturday morning if you can manage that, as people tend to stay up late late late that last night.
Thanks, Neile. I got the general idea of arrival/departure, but my anxiety wouldn't let me book. I'll go ahead and do that now.
Aww man, that's going to be sad! I have to be at a wedding in Corpus Christi on July 31, so I know I'm going to be the first one gone. :(
How late may we arrive on June 19th? I've been looking at flights from Mobile, and most of them (the affordable ones) land in Seattle at 10:00pm. Would this be too late?
It will be fine--I'm sure someone will be around to let you in the house.
We'll talk about rides, etc., later.
Not a problem. Life doesn't always allow time to catch up.
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