Sunday, April 22, 2007
Had a fun time at the Friends of the Library "Literary Voices" dinner last night. I was a last minute fill-in "guest author" for someone who had to cancel. Dean and I had a wonderful time getting to chat & schmooze with members of UW Libraries, faculty, donors, other writers. I finally met David Wagoner, whose wonderful play about Theodore Roethke will show in Seattle this summer. Pepper Schwartz, who was the featured speaker, gave a fascinating and humorous talk about growing up in the 50's & coming of age at Yale during the dawn of the sexual revolution and women's rights movement. She has a new book, Prime, coming out in June. It's amazing to think she has been a professor at UW since 1972! (Dean and her crossed paths back in the 80's, briefly, and had fun catching up). You've come a long way baby!