Sunday is a travel day for most Tin House people. I kept waking up this morning paranoid I'd miss my taxi-ride because I don't have an alarm clock. At home, my child is my alarm clock. He was not at Tin House.
I shared a taxi with Xujun Eberlein, since that would bring me closer to the airport(caffeine)faster. Wonderful. Great. Except that my flight didn't begin at 10:40 as I thought, but at 12:46 and I arrived at the airport at 8:00. Five hours earlier than I needed to. Which is why I'm sitting at this little airport cubicle making this post.
I won't mention the amount of sleep I could have had (at least three or four more hours).
No, I won't even go there.
I will be posting about the conference and related events as soon as I've had more than five consequent hours of sleep...so more to come.
- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.