Hello from the Dogpatch!
Noticing a comment online about rereading and rewatching favorite stories, put me in mind of my all-time favorite author appearances caught on video. I’ve watched these clips numerous times and am excited, amused, moved, and inspired at each viewing. I hope you enjoy!
“Stupid America”: PEN/Hemingway Award winner Dagoberto Gilb speaking and reading at Librotraficante Caravan Tucson AZ:
Awesome dramatic readings: A group of actors performing brief text from various works of fiction, including the opening of Dr. Olaf van Schuler’s Brain by Kirsten Menger-Anderson, from Sally Shore’s The New Short Fiction Series:
A true classic: Steve Almond on “Africa” by Toto at Tin House Magazine’s 10th Anniversary celebration:
You can read Steve’s “Why I Write Smut: A Manifesto” from his latest set of six tiny and gorgeous books called Writs of Passion.
Wisdom for us all: Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz díscussing his process at the 2009 National Book Festival:
XO Laurel Leigh
6 responses to “Collection of Cool”
Hi! And thanks for including the link to Dr. Olaf! Off to check out the other clips…
Hi! My pleasure. Dr. Olaf is great and I love that it inspired that performance among other things. Can’t wait to see more from you in print!
Thanks so much for sharing these, Laurel! I loved these writers in your class and can’t wait to “be” with them again.
Thanks, Susan! Everyone should watch the Toto video at least once a year. Nice job at open mic by the way!
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