I have my final meeting with my advisor to solidify my reading list. Right now, it includes some Robert Cormier, Mark Twain, Nick Hornby, and, by my request, J.D. Salinger.
Yesterday, I attended a workshop on how movement helps character development. I never connected my theatrical world and my writing world. It was interesting how, even in writing, one needs to embody the physical character. I thought of Julie Taymore, my hero, and how I can apply her techniques of dance and acting to my writing.
Lunch with Chris Lynch and we discussed where I am going from here. I was excited and have most of my study plan worked out.
I was workshopped. Really positive stuff. I feel comfortable that I can go forward. People were laughing aloud at many of my passages. Very affirming.
Dinner was good - Quesadillas!!!
I am ready to teach! I can't wait to get back. It has been so long and Separate Peace needs some discussing!