The IU Writers' Conference is next week and I plan to make it to most of the evening readings -- I'll try to blog about the ones I get to. Here's the lineup:
Sunday: David Leavitt and Ruth Ellen Kocher
Monday: Mark Axelrod, Cynie Cory, and Carol Bly
Tuesday: Brian Leung, David Lazar, and Martha Rhodes
Wednesday: Tony Ardizzone and Maura Stanton
Thursday: Yusef Komunyakaa and Chitra Divakaruni
I'm looking forward to some good readings and to getting together with Jenni again. I may get to one or two of the post-reading receptions, depending on how energetic I feel -- staying out late on weeknights is, at my advanced *ahem* age, harder than it used to be! (Witness tonight; I had to work from noon to 9 pm as I had nobody to cover the front desk for the evening shift, and even though I'm a night person, getting home that late felt difficult.) They always have free food at the receptions though, which is certainly an enticement.
The Fine Arts Work Center has also posted their reading schedule for this summer, and looks like I get to go to some good ones the week I'm there:
Sunday, June 26: Mark Doty (yay! he's not teaching there this summer so this is a nice bonus)
Monday, June 27: reading by Dan Mueller & slide talk by Sue Miller
Tuesday, June 28: readings by Katherine Vaz & Olga Broumas & slide talk by Joel Janowitz
Wednesday, June 29: reading by Robin Becker (yay!) & slide talk by Paul Bowen
Thursday, June 30: I think they have student readings that night
Friday, July 1: Sonia Sanchez & D.A. Powell (yay!)
This may be more readings than I've ever been to in one month. Should be fun. I often run home & write after a reading, so maybe I will get some poems out of all this.