Here are a couple of pictures of me reading at the Interlochen Writer's Retreat on Monday evening. I projected a slideshow of images from the Lucerne Project, and I read about five pages from the imaginary Lucerne travel diary that I've been writing and posting to that blog. It was the first time that I've really read anything like fiction, which is what those small pieces are, in the setting of a reading before a live audience -- and of real writers, no less. The pieces, and the images from the 100-page accordion book, were quite well received.
I was preceded by Anne-Marie Oomen, who read from her published volume of memoir:
And I was followed by Patricia Ann McNair (my wife), who read from her forthcoming collection of short stories (available in September from Elephant Rock Books). As usual, Patty brought the house down:
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