It was such a privilege to be there. I;d heard of the conference, had tried to get grants to attend in previous years, with no success - this year I was invited to lead a workshop, to read twice and to be part of a panel discussion "how to read the short story". Too much detail to list it all. Instead, here are a few quick pics taken with the mobile when I thought of it - so apologies that they are not beautiful - but they do illustrate a wonderful week in the company of friends old and new.
|Cakes at the legendary Cafe Central|
|Preparing for an unforgettable reading at the Americahaus - from left: Tomas E Kennedy, Sandra Cisneros, Robert Olen Butler, Kelly Cherry - introducing: Dr Maurice E Lee.|
|Finally, I own a real panama hat!|
|Dr Adnan Mahmutovic trying to look dangerous in my hat, unsuccessfully...|
|Tania Hershman, self, Zoe Gilbert|
|Jarred McGinnis told this joke, and we all fell about...with Stef Pixner, Alison Lock, Adnan, Catherine McNamara, Zoe G and Jarred.|
|Sandra Jensen, Thomas E Kennedy, Tania, Elizabeth Baines, Adnan, David Crean|