I'm going to Boston this weekend to be part of two events, which happen to both be on Friday, May 24th.
First, in the afternoon, I'm part of a panel about James Purdy, a friend and mentor, whose plays I produced way back when I was 17-20 years old. I'm supposed to present 6-8 minutes and the thought fills me with a bit of trepidation since I'm not really any kind of scholar, just a know-it-all New Yorker with a lot of interests. Here's the information, if you happen to be a card-carrying member of the American Literature Association and/or you are a Boston book geek who wants to register and pay $75 to discuss various authors with other book geeks:
American Literature Association - 24th Annual Conference
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02116-5798
Friday May 24, 2013
3:40 –5:00 pm
Session 12-H The Candles of His Eyes: Stories of James Purdy, A Roundtable (Courier 7th Floor)
Organized by the James Purdy Society
Then later that night, I will also be presenting a sneak preview of 25 minutes from the rough cut of ALMOST HOME: TAIWAN, including new footage that I shot this past summer. There's a facebook event page where you can sign up for this free event. Or just show up! Discussion sure to be interesting.
ALMOST HOME: TAIWAN - Sneak Preview
MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst Street
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Organized by FAPA (YPG) - Boston