Get ready for some name-dropping rock star highlights from awp 2011 in Washington DC: running into Josh Ritter in the bar Wednesday night…ricotta pancakes with sour cherries Thursday morning…sitting behind Jennifer Egan on Saturday and hearing her read “You (Plural)” from A Visit From the Goon Squad…seeing the millions of real live books on the book fair tables…listening to Josh Ritter give his first reading and listening to him sing…a nice, long visit with Robin Black…dinner in Adams Morgan with Benjamin Percy and Pam Houston, and Fenton Johnson and Pam Houston…seeing all my VCFA friends and wonderful conversations with Dave Jauss, Sue Silverman, Patrick Madden…lunch with my niece and a friend, listening to Charles Baxter on book reviews “to say a book is boring does not say anything about the book; it says something about the reader”… Elizabeth Cox on the dialogue in Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find”…Jill McCorkle: “She’d a been a good writer if there’d been somebody standing there with a red pen her whole life”…Richard Bausch on Hemingway edits…quick visits with Sheri Reynolds, Hannah Tinti, Maribeth Batcha, Bruce Machart, Robin Oliveira, Tony Eprile, Ellen Lesser, Richard McCann, Vivian Dorsel, Robin Hemley, Connie May Fowler…going to the book fair again and again and seeing all the millions of real books out there in the world, meeting in person Mike Curtis, Cornelius Eady, Lucy Corin, Richard Peabody, Megan Sexton, Matt Bell, Diane Goettel …books, bookmarks, buttons, and more…
rock stars (plural) at awp
by Cynthia Newberry Martin | Feb 8, 2011 | catching moments, craft of writing, mfa, Pam Houston, the day | 10 comments
Phew! I’m tired and exhilarated all over again just reading about it. Good to have seen you there, if only for quick visits.
Hi Jenna! It was fun, wasn’t it? But I’m glad to be home and back to the writing.
It sounds absolutely wonderful!
It was! My socializing quota for the year.
And I couldn’t be happier this morning, all alone in my small study, tapping at the keyboard.
Famous people photographs by Jodi Paloni.
I forgot photo credits! What was I thinking?
books, bookmarks, buttons, and more…
coffee at home to reminds everythings about the life of writers on the road…
Nice to read your expédition.
Merci, Mireille. How are you? So nice to see you here again. After all that, I was happy to be home and by myself in my study. Whew!
I am pretty fine. Thank you. Writing, reading, editing, publishing… etc. I don’t see time past.
I am always happy to come here and read your prose et poésie…
Amitie to you, Mireille.