Here’s a photo from the panel I was on this morning at Portland State University. It was really fun being sandwiched between Lidia Yuknavitch and Kevin Sampsell. Floyd Skloot was really interesting and engaging and now I want to read his books. Lidia gave some great advice I loved:
“When you write your story you are, in a way, stepping away from your family of origin or birth and toward your new family–the human community–where mercifully, there are others.”
And….Zoe Ruiz is the Saturday Rumpus editor, and she wrote a little essay slash love letter about our relationship, how we met and writing. It’s very touching and you can read it here.
Also–do you subscribe to The Rumpus’s Letters In The Mail? You should. You get a letter a month from a different authors like Steve Almond, Lidia Yuknavitch, Stephen Elliott, Rick Moody, Aimee Bender and so on. I’m the next one–my letter will be mailed out on Thursday. It’s like five bucks. Sign up here to get the letter I wrote!