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WLA 2009: Lynda Barry "Writing the Unthinkable"

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on Thursday, October 22, 2009 in WLA Blog Archive
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[How exciting to even be in the same room as Lynda Barry! I've got celebrity awe...]Writing the UnthinkableLynda Barry, multi-talented artistRecent book "What It Is" won WLA award Born in Wisconsin, again living in Wisconsinnervous sweat will Roschach you into a past life first breakup figured might as well get my wisdom teeth out - it already hurts singing to tune of Coalminers daughter - daughter of meat cutter and janitor from PhillipinesGerman Shepherd look "she doesn't look Filipino" - quarter Norwegian, and that'll suck the color right out of you All she ever wanted to do was move back to the Midwest Lives in "Greater Footville"Yahtzee - 2009 - award from Wisconsin libraries and now speaking to them - coma inducing excitement Librariesemily dickinson poems can be sung to many tunes - gershwin - loneliness as a good thing - library can sustain that kind of loneliness, good kind, of...

WLA 2007: David Maraniss keynote

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on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 in WLA Blog Archive
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I discovered as I was about to blog my first event of the conference that a) my laptop battery is dead, so I need to keep it plugged in to type; and b) wireless access is password-protected in the conference rooms. I couldn't do anything about the former situation, but was happily able to get the login info from conference center staff later in the day.----------------------------------------I've missed all of David Maraniss' speaking engagements in Madison since *They Marched into Sunlight* was published, so I was pleased to see that he'd be the keynote speaker at this year's WLA conference. He didn't disappoint!On libraries and his family... "My dad always said his church was the public library."On a writer's life... "50% is boring - you have to sit in a chair and write. The other half is exciting!"Maraniss recounted his visits to about a dozen formal libraries and archives, plus informal collections...