Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Lately in Virginia (Why I Haven't Been Blogging)
Thank you to all of those who have been worried about me while not blogging. I know that I have told many of you that if I stopped blogging I was probably dead. But a lot has been going on with this move, and I haven't been able to get a free moment. Right now is not a free moment.
I have started work as the publications coordinator at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia. I work with designers and printers and Shakespeareans to get the print publications to where we need them to be for the theater. The theater is the beautiful Blackfriars Playhouse. It's a recreation of Shakespeare's only indoor theater, and I've always loved the way productions are handled here. The lights never go out, so the actors can see you as well as you can see them. It creates a dynamic, interactive experience. I've been working on the Myspace page and would love for all of you to be my friend there or to suggest anything. I don't really Myspace very often, so that part is a bit of a learning process for me. For example, I have been trying to figure out how to make the blue bg on the top menu transparent, but it won't work.
I've been working on the Poetry Library of Virginia, too. I have a lot of books in it so far, and I've been working on the website. We've already booked out first readers, who will be Mike Young and Jack Christian; I think I might read that night, as well.
I am also still writing a great deal on a freelance basis for webecoist.com. It's good green-minded work, so I like that.
I still haven't made any friends here, but everyone's friendly. Drinking tea and working, giong to little used bookshops and reading. I saw Quantum of Solace at midnight, and I liked it very much. Miss my peeps in California.