11:00 a.m. Special Workshop, IWP Second Floor Library, Shambaugh House
6:30 p.m. Reading, Gerber Lounge, EPB
10:30 a.m. Talk re: vision of the Workshop, IWP Second Floor Library, Shambaugh House
Does anyone actually have the balls to go to that special workshop? I'd like to, but I've got a deadline for putting Writing Children's Books For Dummies into production by noon, and I'm baaarely gonna make it. Great if we could get at least one mole in place.
I remembered the story of his that I liked. It was called "All the Way in Flagstaff, Arizona" from The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories. About an alcoholic on a family picnic who sneaks drinks from a bottle he's stashed in the trunk, then goes home wasted, wrestling with his kids until there is some sort of scream, and he and his wife realize they are afraid of him. She ends up taking the kids and going away. It's pretty haunting the way it's written, how the disintegration of this family is so matter-of-factly and calmly presented.