Hey, munchkins! So,…

Hey, munchkins! So, it's a little before 6 a.m., and I think I'm basically packed, cleaned up and ready to go to Atlanta today. I'll be spending most of the day travelling (ah, student conference budgets :-), so I've got a copy of BAE 2000 with me to read and review, my computer of course, and materials to prep for the conference. I'll be giving a erotica writing workshop, which I think I'll model along the lines of some exercises from LeGuin's _Steering the Craft_, and a reading/discussion. Not sure what to read -- it's easiest to just bring my book, but that's mostly fairly old material. On the other hand, those pieces have the advantage of being short -- reading "Minal" would take a good half hour. I probably will just take the book.

I'm feeling a bit unsettled this morning, but I think it's just because of the interview I just read with Orson Scott Card. I'm not sure how I feel about it -- I do reverence _Ender's Game_, and I wonder to what extent the interviewer misunderstood Card. It's awfully easy to do in interviews, especially when you bounce from subject to subject as she did. At the same time...it's hard to reinterpret some of his quoted words about homosexuality in any kind of positive or even neutral light. Ick.

I need to run (still have to grade a few papers and do up a newsletter before I leave for campus), so I hope you guys have a good weekend...I'll be back on Sunday!

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