THE CLAW hits the road for another journey, this time traveling 1300 miles in 3 days from Medina, Texas to Celo, North Carolina. The first day will be a short haul from Medina to Lorena (just south of Waco), where I get to stay with the Cook’s–two fantastic former students of mine from the week-long memoir workshop I taught at College of Creative Arts this summer. The next two days will be 10-12 hour days back-to-back but I’m not worried in the slightest. I haven’t been home in over 10 months, and if that isn’t incentive enough to get there, I don’t know what is. My parents tell me the leaves are still hanging on in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I hope I can get there in time to see it.
The visit will be short and busy–two days of television interviews with a film crew that’s going to traipse around the mountains with me as we explore the footbridges I wrote about in my chapbook
. A few doctor’s appointments, a few reunions with pals, and hopefully lots of dog-walking…then onward to the next residency.
Before leaving Madrono, THE CLAW was adorned with another set of antlers (on the grill, this time), then promptly christened by an ogling doe. If this keeps up, I may have to officially enter the realm of “car art.”
The route I’m taking is mapped below. Meantime, please enjoy this interview or this article about The Writing Life. Or better yet, sit back, relax, and listen to a few stories. I’ll read them to you over the (digital) Michigan airwaves. Click here and begin at time 26:45 for a 20-minute reading and interview. Thanks, as always, for supporting The Writing Life!