Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Interlochen Writers' Retreat: Day 2

In the Journal and Sketchbook class, we had the participants do automatic drawing for a while, followed by a discussion of scene and a free write:

Then in the evening it was the faculty reading. Jaimy Gordon, author of Lord of Misrule, read first from that novel. Then I showed four of my stop-motion animations, with the sound turned down so I could recite the narratives live. Then Patty ended, but not by reading from The Temple of Air but by reading a piece of memoir called Return Trip, a harrowing and ultimately joyful tribute to this part of northern Michigan:

From top: Jaimy Gordon, Philip Hartigan,  Patricia Ann McNair

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