And we’re off to the races!
As I write this, the semester is one week old and I’m already behind. How does this happen? I’m developing my lesson plans as I go for my English composition and rhetoric class, so please pass the bourbon. So far my students haven’t dropped en masse and no one is driving me from the campus with pitchforks and torches shouting “heretic!” so we’ll call it a win for the first week.
I’ve had round one of the classes in advanced literary editing, where we will be focusing on producing the annual issue of Sou’wester; and my fiction workshop, where I will continue to develop short pieces (and you Patreon folk will get to see them, muahahaha.) My tutoring gig starts next week, and I will be returning to assist the good folks at the Alestle student newspaper.
I’m still mostly housebound, which has been nice and all but I would really like the virus to go away now, okay? The next two conventions for me are/were ContraKC in November and Conflation in February, and it’s still up in the air whether those events are taking place. If they do, then I need to decide if I can attend. I miss seeing you characters!
(Even you. And you. Maybe not you.)
Anyway, here’s this month’s links!
• Highland parents overwhelmingly choose in-person learning this fall (Highland News-Leader)
• Highland mayor implores community, businesses to take COVID more seriously (Highland News-Leader)
• Highland street art festival will still take place despite COVID (Highland News-Leader)
• Highland schools forge ahead with mixed schedule (Highland News-Leader)
• Two charged with home invasion in Madison County (Highland News-Leader)
Sadly, no photo trips this month. So instead I give you this one from the archives:
• And heeeeere weeee go. (Patreon)
• Historical artifacts (Patreon)
• Stringbook (Patreon)
As usual, I would remind you of my delightful Patreon. Yes, I know, you hear about it every month. But I’m starting a new feature, as I begin a three-year MFA program in creative writing: I’m going to share what I learn with you, in the hopes that those of you interested in writing or the MFA experience will find it useful. So if you were thinking of joining the Patreon, now’s a great time!