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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Back From New Orleans

Sorry for the radio silence over the last week. We just got back from spending a long weekend in New Orleans at the Walker Percy Writing Center conference on The Moviegoer. I had never been to New Orleans before, and MrsDarwin had not been in many years, so in addition to a very enjoyable conference we took the chance to look around the French Quarter and the Garden District. And, best of all, we spent long, balmy, Southern evenings in the courtyard talking with Betty Duffy, Dorian Speed, the Lickonas and all the gentlemen of the Korrectiv Press over bourbon.

I'd never been to an academic conference before, but this was a very enjoyable experience. Walker Percy specialists seemed a very congenial and welcoming crowd. We left with plans to read more Percy and perhaps see if we can get in on the presenting the next time around.


Anonymous said...

Am a big Walker Percy fan myself, and this sounds like a lovely way to have spent a long weekend. So long as the drinking water remains relatively free of heavy sodium... :-D

Matthew Lickona said...

We were far richer for your presence.

MrsDarwin said...

Lickona, we are far poorer for our presence, but what is money when there is such company to be had?

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