Wednesday, June 14, 2006

IU Writers' Conference readings

"Drinking the water is the hardest part. My hand shakes and you can see my inner chihuahua."
--Mark Wunderlich, between poems, bottle of water in hand.

Other readers tonight: Jon Tribble and Dana Johnson (whose book of short stories, Break Any Woman Down, is pretty terrific). All three readers were quite good.

4 comments:

Peter said...

Funny reading quote. I'll have to use it sometime.

William said...

OH MY GOD! I LOVE THAT QUOTE BY MARK WUNDERLICH!!!

It's a keeper!

Have a great time in P-town. I just found out from FAWC that my workshop was cancelled, so I'm not going up to the Cape this year after all. :(

Please have a Cosmopolitan for me- eh, make that two or three!

Anne said...

Glad you guys liked the chihuahua bit. :) I giggled. Having read both of Wunderlich's books, giggling was not something I'd expected to do at his reading. Heh.

William, bummer about your workshop being cancelled! I would cry if mine got cancelled. And then I'd go to P-town anyway, since I have nonrefundable plane tickets. Maybe next year you can go...

Clifford Garstang said...

Hi, Anne:
I was at that reading! Since I was participating in the conference, I went to all the readings. Although I'm a fiction guy myself, the most enjoyable readings all week, I thought, were poetry: Barbara Hamby and David Kirby and Tyehimba Jess.
Cliff