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!