Tuesday, April 27th, 2004
The writer’s festival put together by Neha and the gang (Susan and other Narratives helpfuls) is going quite smartly. If Jerz or anyone else from SH read this then I urge you to put Ms. Bawa to good work, whatever the smoking policy. She’s a great organizer, has lots of potential as a writer and scholar, and has the steel to get things done.
I’m proud of the people running around Tunxis these days. We have lots of great students heading off and staying around, hopefully for a good long time. They often come back to, those that go, and tell us what we do right, what we do wrong.
Kudos to the presenters, although I feel I ran a little flat. David Pesci was dead on with the process, especially the real work of writing being that of revision. Timmons hit stride with IF, doing an excellent job of taking us through that world of narrative and structure, the great world of maps and configurations of the digital. We also made good friends with Victoria Zackheim, author of The Bone Weaver. She gave a great talk on the development of her novel and was insightful and direct in response to questions.
Looking forward to the next round.