Wow. Thursday night the reading was great. Peter Ho Davies read a short story called “Minotaur”, and “What You Know”.
Ty introduced him before he read. Here are some pictures.
My favorite part of the talk was when Davies was asked, “Why do you write?” His answer was that sometimes he is in a situation where he doesn’t know what’s going on, socially, or otherwise, and writing is his way to work out what really happened. That really resonated with me for many different reasons.
My favorite part of his visit was taking him to Smitty’s BBQ, and just hearing the fiction writers talk about craft. Nothing like watching people who mine experiences and distill them into words just shoot the breeze over tasty pork ribs.
Ok we’ve got the words and the visuals covered. If you really want more of the Peter Ho Davies experience, you should listen to this podcast.
On a completely unrelated note, I have a poet friend named Zach Schomburg who really likes to take blurry pictures. Recently, he’s gone more grainy and tight crop, so I may have to take up his blurry mantle. This weekend I was addicted to what I call the blur setting. Since the days are getting shorter, this is how my camera acts. The first of a long series, Ty getting ready to introduce Peter Ho Davies.
I just showed Ty all of my blurry pictures from this weekend and he wonders how long it will last.