Saturday, July 16, 2011
Whoa--meant to post more often. A quick recap:
Marilyn Nelson read from her wonderful poetry and talked about finding a plot or through-thread when writing in verse.
Kekla Magoon read from her terrific novels and talked about emotional autobiography and how she uses that to enrich her fiction even though the details in the story are not autobiographical.
MFAC faculty have worked us hard: Among the many highlights was a rock-the-house reader's theater presentation of Eleanora Tate's novel The Secret of Gumbo Grove during her session on Plot and Setting.
We're also about half-way through on the student lectures. As always, these are a highlight and I plan to give them their own post soon.
And, finally, on Thursday night many of us watched the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals.