Monthly Archives: November 2010

Switchback Publishes an Interview with & New Story by Me

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What do you get when you combine (A) an optimistic stray cat; (B) a poor white family; and (C) a biracial girl with an eccentric, highly-politicized mother, both of whom are obsessed with Great Afro-Americans in History

Find out in the new short memoir I contributed to Issue 12 of Switchback, on the theme of Minority vs. Majority! 

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A Moveable Feast

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This evening I drove up to the incomparable Book Passage in Corte Madera to see Don George (whom I met and was charmed by 3 months ago at BP's annual Travel, Food & Photography Conference) launch the latest Lonely Planet anthology, A Moveable Feast: Life-Changing Food Adventures Around the World.
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NonfictioNow & Travel

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Photo credit: Sejal Shah

So TRAVEL is on my mind. I just came back from a visit to my alma mater, the University of Iowa, where I saw members of our 9-year-old Travel Writers Group and participated in the biennial NONFICTIONOW CONFERENCE. 


The star of the conference was easily the brilliant and hilarious cartoonist & graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel, though the soulful and witty John Edgar Wideman was no slouch either!


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