Laurie San Martin, from the music dept at Davis, used “Witches” for a chamber chorus composition. She sent me the score. It is something else to see little story words go up and down with mysterious symbols. I played music for years as a child never realizing that I couldn’t read the music I was following.
For the second time I was a finalist for a Creative Capital grant, but I didn’t get one. I was a finalist for a couple things this year, and didn’t get them, and I did not make finalist for a couple things, too. But that’s okay. I get an awful lot of stuff from a lot of people places and things.
Found out that “Madmen” is going to be in the next edition of the Vintage Book of New American Short Stories. This is very exciting to me. This is an anthology that gets taught a lot and if there’s a story of mine that I want out there, it’s “Madmen”. The story was also reprinted some time ago in a cultural anthropology journal. Here’s an interview with them about it.
Collaborating with three of my graduate students on a text & sound project. It’s going to be a low-tech loop of us reading, with the ambient sounds of writing (mostly breathing or sniffling) & it’s going to play in the huge empty Mondavi Center theater in March but it’s for about 100 invited Mondavi-type people…