The Marcella Marathon, version 2012, took place October 6 in Omaha's Benson Library as though reading aloud about "sex, sin and guilt" were normal. Lindsey Peterson, a reporter for KVNO News, videotaped the reading for UNO TV. If you're curious to see how I look at 75, here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/9gwolwf
THE "M" WORD
You can read or listen to Lindsey's unexpurgated radio interview of me, "Banned author talks censorship for Banned Books Week," on this link: http://www.kvnonews.com/2012/10/banned-author-talks-censorship-for-banned-books-week/
This version contains the horrible "M" word--twice!--a word no one heard in the live broadcasts.
Planning to be in the Omaha area Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20? Do drop into the W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St, for the Omaha Lit Fest 2012. It's free and open to the public.
This year, the festival focuses on women writers. Its tongue-in-cheek title is "The Lit Fest Guide to Etiquette for Women Writers." Saturday at 5 p.m., three other women writers and I are on a panel called: Your Guide to Unladylike Demeanor: women writers making people nervous.
We writers will discuss the challenge of writing honestly about touchy subjects. What happens when women writers explore controversial topics (either willingly or inadvertently)? Are the rules of propriety different for women writers than they are for men?
On the panel with me will be Elizabeth Crane, Katie F-S, and Stacey Waite.
For details on the panelists or on Lit Fest, go to http://omahalitfest.com/
from: a JoLt of CoFFeY
An Intermittent Newsletter
by Marilyn June Coffey
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