Sunday, August 13, 2006

For your diaries. Well, if you live in Arkansas.

I'll be talking in Conway, Arkansas on November the 14th: has the details. Each semester... the Department of Writing and Speech invites acclaimed writers to visit UCA, hold master classes with writing students, and give a free public reading/talk for the campus and community. (October is Dave Eggers.)

It should be fun. When I was talking at Yale last month I was reminded of the first time I was ever formally invited to talk at a college, in the mid-90s, and I arrived in St Louis to discover that I'd technically been invited in by the Art department, who were rather embarrassed as the English department had decided to officially boycotting the whole event because I Wrote Comics and they didn't approve of that sort of thing. (Oddly or not, I sort of miss those days.)