Sunday, May 06, 2007

Write On! Writers & Editors Connect

On Saturday, May 5, I attended the Conversations and Connections conference at The Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland. It was ginormously fun and informative – even for an outsider like me. Oh, sure, I look conservative and cocksure, but I am a self-consumed artist type that would rather spend time reading, writing, talking about books and film, and playing my guitars. Who wouldn’t?

It was great to see so many writers venture outside of their abodes (or trailers) and commingle. I met some new friends, editors, great journals, and had some excellent stir-fry around the corner from The Center during lunch. A great way to spend a Saturday.

Bought two new (to me) journals while at the conference: BARRELHOUSE and met some of its editors – hip, well-spoken guys, wish I could’ve stayed down in the DC area for their anniversary after party. Maybe next time. Also, got a copy of GARGOYLE. Both contain great art and writing – cracked into them last evening.

This was inspirational, educational, non-habit forming – OK, maybe it was – and, again, a great social gathering of creative souls. Good writing and publishing to all that attended. See you here and on the bookshelves.

- Tim

Today's Quote: "...the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'"
- On the Road, Jack Kerouac