Monthly Archives: March 2006


Middle day

An easier pace yesterday; I only attended three sessions at the AWP conference, and had it not been for a regrettable lack of wisdom in touring the book fair when I had two hours to spare, I would have emerged … Continue reading


AWP: The madness begins

Day one of the conference over and already I feel limp as an old pile of carbon paper. Eight hours, five sessions… so much passed over, unseen, unheard, unread. A few Canadian writer friends emerging from the 4000 faces: Eunice … Continue reading

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Austin ABC

A is for Art: we ambled on up to AMOA where the Christo and Jeanne-Claude exhibition was running with an informative little documentary. We came out of there just itching to wrap something – anything – up in saffron fabric … Continue reading


Tacos to typewriters

Yesterday’s rambles took us from commerce to culture. We caught the ‘Dillo, a handy free bus service in reproduction trolley cars, and alighted opposite the Texas State History Museum, where we dodged flocks of school children to get to the … Continue reading

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Texas time

We left Victoria on Sunday morning, dressed in our winter clothes, appropriate to the 5 degrees or so that it was at 5am. And when we stepped off the plane in Austin at around 6 that night, it was 24 … Continue reading