Monday, November 09, 2009
Turn around and it's late fall. I'm looking forward to coming to Louisville to be with my Spalding family for the residency.
On Sunday, Nov. 15 I have the great honor of reading with two fine fiction writer colleagues: Mary Yukari Waters (The Favorites) and Silas House (Eli the Good). I always enjoy the distinctively-flavored stories and prose of these writers. If you are in the Louisville area, I hope you'll join us at 5 p.m. on the 16th Floor of the Brown Hotel for Spalding's "Celebration of Recently Published Books." Thanks for Carmichaels' for providing books.
The first Friday in December I'm traveling with my good friend and fine poet Nana Lampton to Frankfurt for an evening of reading and fellowship at Poor Richard's Books. Thanks, Richard Taylor! And finally, in January, I finally make my INKY debut at Rudyard Kiplings on W. Oak Street in Louisville. I'm looking forward to all of these opporutnities.Details in the "appearances" here.
I wanted to share the pumpkin carved to decorate the Sequoyah School reception table when we launched Keep It Real, edited by Priscilla Hancock Cooper, an anthology of poetry and fiction by young women enrolled in the Writing Our Stories program at the Alabama Department of Youth Services. This year the Alabama Writers' Forum published our 31st, 32nd and 33rd anthologies. A true treat for me.