Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Provincetown 31

Tonight was my reading. The other writer reading tonight was Amy Bloom. I read first, a short selection of what I've been working on here at FAWC and a short selection from The Secret of Hurricanes. I love the audiences at FAWC; they are large and appreciative. Afterwards, there was a reception sponsored by my wonderful state, Ohio. Boiled shrimp, cheeses, fruits, crackers, wine! I feel many ways blessed.

1 comment:

ggw07 said...

Great! Can we get a sample of new stuff from reading if not wine & cheese?
Gretchen

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The Secret of Hurricanes : That article in the Waterville Scout said it was Shake- spearean, all that fatalism that guides the Kennedys' lives. The likelihood of untimely death. Recently, another one died in his prime, John-John in an airplane. Not long before that, Bobby's boy. While playing football at high speeds on snow skis. Those Kennedys take some crazy chances. I prefer my own easy ways. Which isn't to say my life hasn't been Shake-spearean. By the time I was sixteen, my life was like the darkened stage at the end of Hamlet or Macbeth. All littered with corpses and treachery.

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