Sunday, April 10, 2011
SFS Presentation Follow-up
I had a great time returning to SFS. I enjoyed the opportunity to speak to eight groups, varying in size from 20 to nearly 100 students. It's hard to tell exact numbers because, for one session, my discussion was electronically channelled to an overflow room, and another session consisted of a group viewing the recording of my first period presentation (while I ate a quick lunch). But the overriding reason--I was too busy to count!
In addition to meeting students and talking to them about writing, answering questions, and giving away signed copies of Flank Hawk, I had the opportunity to speak with a few of my former teachers from back when I attended St. Francis.
If you're interested, here is the link to view my the first session, which was recorded (obviously). It's pretty good, but like anything else, I improved over the second and following sessions. Running time is about 43 minutes.
A big thanks goes to Virginia Rodeman and Kathy Gullette for doing what it took to make it happen, to Sue Kenny for photos of the event, Joe Sweeney and Steve Loomis for catching me up on what's happened at SFS over the years, and Carl Janke--it was good to see you again and hope you enjoyed a stroll (even if fictional) down memory lane with "Skull Face Returns."
And, SFS Students, keep those email questions coming!