First Day at the College

Yesterday, most of the day was spent on the phone or sending emails relating to my writing business. I did manage to set up several new signings/programs. I also signed my contract my contract with Louisiana Delta Community College, created and copied my syllabus, and resumed my teaching duties. This semester I am teaching ENG 101. They seem like a friendly group of students. The class is MW from 5:00-6:15 pm. We covered the syllabus, had an introductory writing exercise (which I need to read and mark before Wednesday) and read an essay by Camille Paglia I like to use in 101 entitled, “Rock as Art.”

An Aside:

I received a letter from a Fort Worth Librarian who wants me to come to her school for a program. This great quote was in her signature:

“Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.”

G. K. Chesterton

Book Tour News:

I’ll be in Jefferson, Texas, from Thursday until Sunday for Kathy Patrick’s annual book and author gala. Patrick, who began her literary career through the nation’s first hair/book salon, has been featured in Oxford American Magazine and on Oprah. I’ve attended this event since it first began, and this year I’m scheduled to sign books and be a member of the “Blue Bayou” Panel Discussion, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Here are the other authors scheduled for the same particular panel:

Moderator: Will Clarke, The Worthy: A Ghost’s Story, Simon & Schuster
Kim Sunee, Trail of Crumbs, Grand Central Publishing.
N. M. Kelby, Whale Season: A Novel, Three Rivers Press
Rosemary Poole-Carter, Women of Magdalene, Kunati, Inc.
Rickey Pittman, Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House
Stories of the Confederate South, both by Pelican Publishing.
Lyn LeJeune, The Beatitudes: Book I,
Wava Everton – Musical Artist

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