Monday, October 13, 2008

caught in the creative act

for the past few years (4 i think) usc has hosted a free lecture series, caught in the creative act, where 2 days a week for 6 weeks, folks read books, discuss, and meet the authors. i'm really excited to be registered for the course this year. i went to our first session tonight and it was packed. and i thought it was really interesting that i was basically the only person in the auditorium who was under the age of oh, say, 50 (to be generous). that's not deterring me. as i mentioned to baldman tonight, i spend a whole lot of time around teens and youth, so i'm actually looking forward to spending some time with older folks. this wednesday we'll meet our first author, josephine humphries (who is from our state).

here is the book list for this semester if you want to read along (cause i think it might be too late to register,but i'm not 100% sure):

Josephine Humphreys, Rich in Love

Daniel Mendelsohn, The Lost

Richard Ford, The Lay of the Land

Valerie Miner, After Eden

Sophie Gee, Scandal of the Season & Alexander Pope, Rape of the Lock

Jane Hamilton, A Map of the World

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