11 June, 2011

To Clarion West and beyond!

Very soon, I'll be flying out to the US to begin ambling slowly towards Seattle, where from July 4-8 I'll be teaching a week of the six-week Clarion West workshop, which is an honour and a thrill—this is the workshop I attended back in 1999 (an age and just a minute ago), and I'll be coming after Paul Park, whose A Princess of Roumania series I am in awe of, and Nancy Kress, who taught the first week of the 1999 workshop. After me, Minister Faust, L. Timmel Duchamp and Charles Stross will teach. If our workshoppees don't know a whole bunch more about writing after this team's had their way with them, I'll eat my hat—and it's a large hat, with feathers.

But it's a long road to Clarion. There is much sightseeing to be done up the West Coast and around Seattle. And afterwards, too, down the West Coast and in San Francisco. If you have any ideas about things I should not miss, please let me know.

I'll regularly check email while I'm gone, probably tweet a fair bit and maybe even venture to put something on the Facebook wall and this blog now and then. I should be fairly easy to e-contact, but I might not respond instantly. Keep trying! My travelling email can be a touch unreliable—generally the issue is with my answering emails, or your answering emails (don't use the automatic 'localhost' address), so just be aware of that.

I'll blog again from Californ-eye-ay, oh yes. *waves handkerchief* *becomes tiny in the distance*


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I couldn't find any other way of contacting you, so in my desperation to tell you my feelings, I'll just post here (and hope this is the real Margo Lanagan). I just read your book 'Tender Morsels' and I thought it was incredible. A book has not touched me this much in so long. There are no words! Thank you so much for writing it, and I cannot wait to read your next book.

- Anon

15 June, 2011 02:10  
Blogger Deirdra A. Eden said...

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21 June, 2011 03:58  
Blogger Adam M. Smith said...

One fine day I hope to attend the Clarion Workshop. But, alas, not this year. Again. Have a great time!

07 July, 2011 11:28  

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