In September of this year, I was honored to be part of “The William H. Gass Symposium: International Writing” at Washington University in St. Louis. I joined Lorin Cuoco, who co-founded the International Writers Center with Gass in 1990 and was its associate director until 2001, in giving some opening remarks, then discussing Gass’s work with William H. Gass Fellow Matthias Göritz and Ignacio Infante, associate professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish at the university.
I spoke about my work editing and publishing ReadingGass.org, The Ear’s Mouth Must Move: Essential Interviews of William H. Gass and Abstractions Arrive: Having Been There All the Time. To say I was in impressive company is an understatement. Don’t miss the other videos all housed here together.
Watching Ragnar Kjartansson’s “S.S. Hangover,” part of “Drifting in Daylight: Art in Central Park” from Creative Time.
“Fresh Air 2: 2 Fresh, 2 Furious,” a really great short film written and directed by comedian Mike Birbiglia.
“Boho Chic in Prenzlauer Berg,” a “Sonia’s Travels” segment about the beyond-wonderful Berlin neighborhood Tamara and I lived in between fall 2010 and summer 2011. I’d be surprised if I ever have the chance to live in a cooler spot.
Wow, is this lovely. Says swissmiss, who found it:
A short film that follows the journey of two girls in a canoe on the River Shannon and how they stumble across one of nature’s greatest phenomenons; a murmuration of starlings.