As I prepare for my cross-country trip (which is now a migration to my new home in San Francisco), I am exploring the connections between my present home in Western Massachusetts and my soon-to-be home. Today I discovered that Williams College theater professor Omar Sangare was awarded “best of the fringe” for his SF performance of True Theater Critic.
Going in the reverse direction, I made one of my favorite literary discoveries in recent memory at City Lights, when I happened to pick up a copy of Magic for Beginners by Northampton writer Kelly Link. You can get a signed copy for only $14 at this website.
Last year, I interviewed some Connecticut authors participating in National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), a movement that started in the Bay Area. At press time, it looked like their website was undergoing some maintenance, but I hope to attend some write-ins where it all started!
That is, after 3,000 miles of American landscape. I’m also seeking out good driving music. Any suggestions?