I’ve been invited to the 29th annual Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference in Lexington. It happens in September and I’ll be teaching a workshop, which I always enjoy. But the really exciting news is that I’ll be doing a reading with Joyce Carol Oates!
Joyce has chosen me to appear with her at the conference’s Hardwick/Jones reading, a reading that, according to the press release, “honors the roles of influence, mentoring and friendship in women writers’ lives.” We’ll be conversing onstage–or at least she will be conversing. I’ll be the one looking stunned! Joyce has a brilliant mind and I could listen to her talk for hours.
The invitation is such a blessing, and an honor. I still can’t believe it. If you’ll be anywhere near the University of Kentucky on September 12th, I hope you’ll come to see us. Really, if you haven’t heard Joyce speak, you don’t want to miss it!
In other news–Kelli Stanley tagged me. Since I just did one here last week, I thought I’d answer directly on her blog. I love hanging out there. She always has incredible stories to tell.
Also, did I mention that I’m the volunteer maven for Thrillerfest 2008? If you don’t know about this remarkable gathering of thriller writers and their fans, you should! I’ll have more details next blog.