Reading in Knoxville: Flight

Along with some very talented writers, I'm going to reading on UTK's campus on Thursday night. The event is sponsored by Grist Literary Magazine. If you'd like to come to the reading and the trip to the pub after, let me know!

(I wrote a piece specifically for the night–no one has seen it yet, so I have no idea how it will go down. One of the troubles of working on novels is that you spend so long with so little to show, and so, when Grist invited me to read on the theme of “Flight,” I was happy to write something new. I have 8 minutes to read, so I dreamed up a four-page story called “Leonardo's Helicopters,” which is actually three interwoven stories, each of them three paragraphs long. It's about Leonardo Da Vinci, Sigmund Freud's theory of dreams, and studying Spanish in Guatemala. It may well be completely unintelligible…)

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