This coming week at the San Diego Women Writer's Conference (July 7-9) I'm going to be on a panel talking about my poetry comics, blogging and book-making.
Today I spent a lot of time with staples and tape and glue, trying to get some fresh chapbooks together to sell. I have only a vague idea of what I might be saying and doing. Will I be hitting the beach? Unlikely. But I might stroll along it brooding and reading something stormy and French. Look for me there.
Info on our panel is on July 7, 10:45 a.m
Marina Room A
Fourth Way: Young Women Taking Hybrid Poetics Beyond the Page: A Performance Panel
Annie Bacon presents an excerpt from her opera, which blends poetry, storytelling, theater, and
acoustic folk music.
Bianca Stone will discuss her blog- and zine-based poetry comics.
Amber West will present a current collaboration with puppeteer Kirsten Kammermeyer that blends
ekphrastic poetry based on visual art with toy theater.
So if you're in the area and want to check out the conference, it looks really wonderful, there are all kinds of readings and talks going on, which you can browse here.
Ironically, Comic-Con is in San Diego this year. I wish these two events overlapped!