Friday, July 31, 2009

"I'm a cocker spaniel"

The Triple Bye Bye Birdie

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pitcher Stats

GP: 33
IP: 228.4
H: 198
R: 71
ER: 64
BB: 60
SO: 199
W: 17
L: 8
ERA: 2.60
Ideal for lemonade or ice tea

loud silent reader

i'm a loud silent reader. i snort and grunt; i shift about and fidget, or pant and sigh and cough. i sneeze and turn the pages over and over, making that swoosh or swish or swash sound; i tap my shoes together; i shake my knees and scratch my head or make that draining sound with a straw; i laugh and cry and point at the people around me, wondering if they're reading the same thing i am.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Writers Guild Of Acadiana

"WGA is an organization made up of local writers, published and unpublished, who meet the last Tuesday of each month to share and gain knowledge in the craft of writing. The organization's goals are to provide a strong support system for our members, one that includes networking opportunities, continuing education, and encouragement. We also promote literacy in our community through our annual high school writing contest."

"We're a diverse group with members focused on fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, screen writing, or poetry. A guest speaker joins us every other month to share their knowledge of the craft of writing or the business of publishing within the group. On alternate months, we have member reading events, where our members are encouraged to read an excerpt of their work before their peers."

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hip, Hip Hop, Hip Hop Anonymous

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Drums Across Cajun Field

"A stop on the Summer Music Games Tour, Drums Across Cajun Field brings some of the world's most elite marching ensembles to the UL Lafayette campus."

Monday, July 13, 2009

Jhumpa Lahiri On Writing

"Fiction is the foreign land of my choosing, the place where I strive to convey and preserve the meaningful. And whether I write as an American or an Indian, about things American or Indian or otherwise, one thing remains constant: I translate, therefor I am."

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Raymond Carver On Writing

“I’ve done as many as 20 or 30 drafts of a story. Never less than 10 or 12 drafts.”

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Toni Morrison On Writing

“The best part of all, the absolutely most delicious part, is finishing it and then doing it over…I rewrite a lot, over and over again, so that it looks like I never did.”

Friday, July 10, 2009

Richard Bach On Writing

"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit."

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Willa Cather On Writing

"Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen."

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Isaac Asimov On Writing

"If my doctor told me I only had six months to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Steve Martin On Writing

"I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper."

Monday, July 6, 2009

Notes From Sentences And Paragraphs Lecture (Jim Krusoe)

--fiction, not about truth, but how the mind processes the world

--every sentence we write represents a day in our lives, have your day stand out
--connect to previous/future day, head in a direction
--find a sentence on the ground, that no one else will write

--advance the narrative
--increase level of risk
--don't use filler, have purpose

--how present do you want to be in your paragraph?
--consider level of readability

--sentences fall under aural (sound forces you to feel it, rhythm and emotion) or visual (stays out of the piece more, judge it, see it)

--every paragraph is a little crisis, leaves you in a different place from where you started
--what has changed from first sentence to last sentence?
--do they connect?
--does the paragraph leave the reader with an image

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Gulf Brew At Parc International

Acadiana Center For the Arts Gulf Brew at Parc International

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Alexander Books

"We specialize in used and out-of-print hardcover and paperback books with special emphasis on condition and quality. Alexander Books is dedicated to supplying our in-store and internet customers with their books in a timely and efficient manner."

Alexander Books
(337) 234 2096
2001 W. Congess St.
Lafayette, LA 70506

Store hours:

Tuesday - Friday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - Monday : Closed

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hint Fiction Anthology Guidelines

The guidelines for the Hint Fiction Anthology, which will be edited by Robert Swartwood, can be found here:

hint fiction (n) : a story of 25 words or less that suggests a larger, more complex story

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Dollar Store Show's Super Summer Tour


Presented by featherproof books:

"An evening of readings and performances given by some of Chicago's top literary talents, monologists, performers, and drunks."

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mud Luscious, Issue Eight

Issue Eight of Mud Luscious is out, and it can be found here:

Contributors include Rauan Klassnik, Eirik Gumeny, Tomas Weber, Peycho Kanev, Joseph Goosey, Lisa Ciccarello, Chris Wilson, Hoa Ngo, Robert Scotellaro, Ethel Rohan, Heather Anastasiu, Brian Edward Bahr, Russell Thorburn, Mike Meginnis, Tia Prouhet, and Crispin Best. And editor, J.A. Tyler reviews Andy Riverbed's Damaged, Magus Magnus' Verb Sap, and Blaster Al Ackerman's Corn & Smoke.