Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Returning home from PT today. It is just gorgeous out, and they say it might not rain for the rest of the week. I have a conference at UW Med School to attend. It is going to be hard to be indoors.

Didn't write a lick on the novel while I was here, but I did work on poems. And yesterday, out of the blue, and entire short story came. About a woman who thinks she is a very safe and courteous driver (but is really blind to how much the opposite is true), who is always looking to do "good deeds," and unintentionally causes an old woman to be hit by a car. A mixture of humor and pathos. I got a solid first draft written in the afternoon. What fun! Sometimes when you are looking the other way . . . the story/poem sneaks in the back, or smacks you head-on.

Reading with Rebecca and Jared on Friday. If you are in town, check it out! It should be a barrel of monkeys. From the website:

Friday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Tonight we feature what should be an engaging trio of poets, both established and emerging, creators of some of the better work coming out of this corner of the country. Physician and poet Peter Pereira, founding editor of Floating Bridge Press, will read from his newest collection, What's Written on the Body (Copper Canyon Press). Joining him is Rebecca Loudon, here with two new books, Radish King (Ravenna Press) and Navigate, Amelia Earhart's Letters Home (No Tell Books). Also on tap here is Jared Leising, who teaches English at Cascadia Community College, volunteers for 826 Seattle, and has a chapbook out, The Widows and Orphans of Winesburg, Ohio (Pudding House Publications).


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