Saturday, April 08, 2006

Gregory, Shrimp, Shrimp, Sushi, and Six Feet Under

AB (author interview) invited us to the U.T. Club for a Friday shrimp siesta.

Then on Saturday, GLS and I hit KWH's signing of Waiting for Gregory, illustrated by GS (Henry Holt, 2006) at BookPeople (author interview). We three had sushi and so forth afterward at Musashino.

We had an interesting conversation about voice, about whether it can be taught. I think it's a matter of courage, that we all have voice worth hearing within us, but sometimes it's a struggle to find the courage to let our voice (as manifested in character) be heard.

I was sorry to miss MM's talk on non-fic at Austin SCBWI today, but the schedule had already filled.

Grading is ongoing. Tonight we're also beginning to watch the final season of "Six Feet Under" on Netflix.