This is a quick update (news on how APE 2010 went will come at a later time).
I think I failed to announce that I am currently taking a class called Fourteen Hills Literary Magazine. In all truth, though, this is more like an internship than an actual academic class. I am being schooled daily, through real-life experiences, just what it takes to hold down a full-time day job WHILE being apart of a literary magazine. I may grumble sometimes about the juggling act (as some of my close associates know), but I would not through away this experience for the world. Certain aspects of it, yes, but not the experience.
Beyond personal gain, however, this class/internship allows me to hear about events that are of the literary persuasion. Most take place in or around SF, so if you are in the area, please stop on by.
One event, in particular, is the release of Zulema Summerfield’s debut novel. The following information is directly from Fourteen Hills’ blog. (http://fourteenhills.blogspot.com/2010/10/2010-michael-rubin-book-award-winner.html)
Join us on Nov. 4, 2010, as we celebrate the release of Summerfield’s “revelatory” debut novel. You won’t want to miss seeing this up-and-coming author at the beginning of her career. Stay tuned for our interview with her, as well as more details on the sure-to-be-rocking release party.
Zulema Renee Summerfield is originally from Redlands, CA. Her writing has appeared in Transfer Magazine, Sand Canyon Review, Chaffey Review, We Still Like, and 580 Split. She won the 2008 Clark/Gross Novel-in-Progress Contest as well as honorable mention in the 2009 Zoetrope Allstory Fiction Contest (judged by Yiyun Li). She received her MFA from San Francisco State University, and now lives “all over the place” with her husband, The Incredible Hulk, and their two cats.
As a staff member for this semester I will be there (it is a requirement). So if you can, I greatly encourage everyone to come.
This now concludes this week’s update. Now go to bed, work, school, and/or any of your other responsibilities.
Peace, love, and Pancakes.