Ack. Ack. I know that’s the Bill the Cat sound but I can’t believe it’s Sunday night and I am whupped. And the weekend is gone. And there’s so much to do. Ack. ACK!
Just wanted to include a picture of my handsome stud-man who swam/rode/ran a triathlon this weekend with injuries and did extremely well regardless. He’s my hero.
A few more words — been worried over my Great-Aunt Doris, who is 95 and who has been an inspiration and a cheerleader of mine for literally my whole life. She has been having some health issues and just had a pacemaker put in last Thursday night, so it’s been a bit touch-and-go this weekend. Hope she will be feeling stronger and back home again soon.
Lots of great feedback over last week’s Red Hills Review reading — want to post more about that but must gasp for breath. Also, I have been invited to read at Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival, at the Oakland Lit Expo, Literature Without Borders event. Very exciting; it’s an event I’ve been wanting to do for several years. Yay! It’s Monday of Labor Day, at about 4 p.m., at the Lit Expo stage, if you’re in Oaktown. Check it out… www.artandsouloakland.com/main/arts.htm
Also, East Bay Express did a write-up about the event — it’s online at present: www.eastbayexpress.com/Issues/2005-08-17/calendar/cal-perf.html,
or in the current issue on the streets as we speak (until Wednesday, anyway)!
Alameda Red Scare
Julia Park, an associate editor at Alameda Magazine, has this thing about the color red. Her Red Hills Review publishes poets and prose writers in classic little-lit-mag fashion, and when she and her associates gather for literary events, they try to outdo each other by dressing in red from head to toe, “the more flamboyant the better,” she says. The red tide sweeps into Books Inc. (1344 Park St., Alameda, 510-522-2226) this evening (7:30) when Red Hills stages one of its regular readings from its own pages. — Kelly Vance
Kids are at their dad’s for a few days, I am solo, still trying to put my apartment together. This is the last gasp for getting organized before school starts, so we’ll see what we can do. Next: Alameda Literati. Ack! Ack! Ack!
Advice to Aspiring Writers: Busy is good but organized is better.