"What it all comes to is a confused and incoherent mixture of stories which are as old as the hills but are still unfinished"
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Talk: limiting exercises, formal recontextualizations, and gruesome sexual violence
OK, this is a cheat. But I'm home alone for three days and want to get some pages done on the novel-in-progress. So here is the just-posted YouTube video of my craft talk at Colgate a few weeks ago. It's about writing exercises in the style of Oulipo, and includes a few brief readings of some incidental and comic pieces I've done. Honestly, there are about eight posts worth of material in there. Well, maybe three. In the coming days, I'll post brief reviews of the new China Mieville and Lee Child books.
To be honest, I had no idea I moved my hands so much when I talked.
Thanks to Cody for posting these videos so promptly! And readers, please check out some of the other talks and readings as well.