Friend and fellow 2009 Clarion classmate Shauna Roberts is signing her novel Like Mayflies in a Stream (Hadley Rille Books), a meticulously researched retelling of the epic of Gilgamesh, at Mystery and Imagination 2pm on October 11. Ken, Paul, Grady, Tiff, Heather, Liz, Paul Park, and I will be cheering her on from far-off Albany, as Albacon winds down. In this case, unlike the terrific Dar Williams song, Western New York (or just upstate) wants to be Southern California. Ken, man of many (entertaining) faces, reviews the novel on his blog. Go see Shauna at 238 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale (818.545.0206)!
I realize this blog hasn’t seen much Clarion coverage. You’ll notice it’s also not exactly the venue for intimate or even quotidian revelations most blogs are (and more power to them). But Clarion 2009 is a part of me forever, and as such will no doubt make its way steadily, even surreptitiously into future posts.