Sunday, November 12, 2006

Busy Weeks


This week is the second of short weeks of school, following DSU's Assessment Day and Friday off for Veteran's Day. Tomorrow begins two days of training for the use of InDesign software by Adobe. Then Wednesday is back to school, with a visit from Kent Meyers, author of The Work of Wolves, Light in the Crossing, and The Witness of Combines, and The River Warren. He'll be visiting my class in Mark Twain and then doing a reading and discussion that night to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Madison's public library. That Wednesday night we'll be heading to Omaha, where Thursday morning four of us will present at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference in Nashville, TN. We hope to see Emmylou Harris at the Ryman Auditorium, visit with relatives, and see a lot of great presentations and people at the conference. We hope to return full of new ideas and put them into play in our classes.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What time does Ken read on Wednesday? I might have to make the trek North to check him out. Have a good trip. Enjoy Emmylou. You may want to check out her duet work with Bright Eyes on his "I'm Wide Awake It's Morning" album, quite good.

Anonymous said...

Kent...I meant Kent, not Ken....

JN said...

Kent will be reading at 7:00 at the Madison Public Library. Everyone is invited to attend! He's very good, and if you get him laughing you get to hear his great honking laugh that comes from the gut. He's the real deal, and he says his work is going as well as it ever has.

JN said...

There's an audio interview with Kent Meyers at http://video.mpegnation.com/a001906963489102606164652300.html
Check it out.