So thrilled to announce that i'll be giving the introduction to the Ackland Film Forum's screening of the documentary, Finding Vivian Maier on November 18th here in Chapel Hill. They contacted me after learning that i'd written my masters thesis on another formerly-"lost" brilliant female photographer, Zaida Ben-Yusuf. Can't wait! Finding Vivian Maier (John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, USA, 2013), will be screened in the Nelson Mandela Theatre at the FedEx Global Education Cent
I’m a fairly flagrant and unrepentant oenophile. So, when i was deep in revisions on the manuscript of The Decadence Papers, one of the motivational tactics i used was Carrot-On-a-Stick, except instead of a carrot, it was a bottle of wine.
See, every week i attend a wine tasting at a local bottle shop , at which they pour five wines, and if you buy anything on the tasting roster that day, you get a 10% discount. Back when i first started my revisions, they poured a wine
I mean, i've been on Goodreads as a reader for a couple of years now, but now I'm on there also as a Goodreads Author! Exciting. It's pretty gratifying to have published enough stuff to be accepted in their Author program, even if it really seems to just mean that there's one more social media page to diddle with its profile. At least on Goodreads there seems to be (on the fora and friends' feeds i follow at least) a really high signal-to-noise ratio, compared to the cat macr
First bit of news for the site is that the site exists. It feels deeply odd and cyclically self-referential, like standing between two mirrors, endlessly reflected. I'm not sure whether this is going to work as a news/updates/events page or not, but I guess time will tell. #news