Thursday, July 10, 2008

puget sound bound

Next week I will be at historic Fort Worden State Park for the Port Townsend Writers' Conference. I get to spend a little time with friends in Seattle at either end, too.

I'm not doing a workshop--just a writers' retreat. And there's a wonderful movement studio right on the state park premises. I've been to Vancouver, for the AWP conference a few years ago, but never to Washington State.

I'm really excited. I'll feel even better after the 6 and a half hour flight is over, I'm sure, and I will able to see the fabulous work of my friend David in person.

Today I bought a huge suitcase and two new hoodies (emulating Kim's fashion sense, and also layering for the weather). Tomorrow it's laundry, a couple of errands, and time with the kids, who will be back from the Jersey Shore--before I leave on Saturday.

In the meantime, lots and lots of grading. (Hello, EN361 online students!!!)

4 comments:

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Hope you'll have a productive stay, Amy.

Amy said...

Thanks, Sam! Me too!

Katherine Battistoni said...

Hello Prof. Thanks for the shout out! Have fun at the Port Townsend Writers' Conference.

MacGregor Rucker said...

Lordy... don't know if you'll see this before you get back, but I wish you a great trip. I'm curious about these writers' conferences and workshops. Bad memories of creative writing classes in school have kept me away from them as an adult. Remind me some time to tell you about my story about a boy getting an embarrassing erection on the beach and the reaction from a pair of prissy born-agains in the class. haha... or maybe you don't want to know. Enjoy your trip.