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More Write Queer London Events
Last week, I attended a talk on same-sex desire in Ancient Egypt at the British Museum, after which there was a poetry workshop, and tonight, I attended a talk at the British Library on The Yokel's Preceptor with ginbitch, kate_lear, and warriorbot. The writing workshop afterward was somewhat hilarious ("We're going to write a modern version of the Perceptor," which produced not inconsiderable giggle-fits, because, well, just about anywhere can be a cruising spot nowadays; it no longer needs to be coded or ghettoized). kate_lear and I ended up writing an entry on St. James's Park in which we nattered about feeding the ducks and other such oblique Good Omens references. Most likely everybody else thought we were mad, but that's all right. We may be.

One last bump as the deadline approaches: My poems eligible for 2011 Rhysling Award nomination are here. And, while I'm at it, here is where you vote for Lost Books in the People's Book Prize runnings, if you are so inclined. The voting there runs till the end of February, and I'm currently in third place. However, I'm beginning to suspect I've exhausted all of my various potential voters! Go poke unsuspecting newbies with sticks.

Revisions and fellowship applications fill my days.

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ohh - I wish I could have joined you for the BL talk! it sounds a lot of fun, especially in that company...

good luck with the awards - I'm not eligible to vote in one and have already with the other, so all I can do at this point is cross my fingers!

edit to add: and good luck with the revisions and the applications...

Edited at 2011-01-24 11:03 pm (UTC)

It was a fun evening, if a bit more baffling and disorganized than the British Museum talk last week. This festival's events have been excellent so far. I can't recall if there are any other talks outstanding; if there are, I will let you know the when and where!

Many thanks for your vote. And don't worry about the other; SFPA membership is quite a limited pool as it is, and certainly not relevant to everyone!

thank you - I'd love to hear about what's happening even if I can't get to events because of work! it sounds a great festival.

As far as I can determine, the only event still to come is a party/prize-giving ceremony on 14 February, having to do with the festival's writing competition (which I did enter, but my entries are, I think, so peculiar that I have no idea what'll become of them - probably nothing especially good!)

You certainly seem to have taken to the London cultural life!

If you're interested the BSFA have an evening on Wednesday, with Frances Hardinge being interviewed:


I apologize for not making it to any of the writing events you've mentioned as of yet; due to still being out of work, I have a limited amount of money to last me up through the end of February, and I've had to be very selective re: when I come into town and for what!

No worries - I completely understand the problem!

If it's okay I'll keep letting you know what's going on, in the hope that you'll eventually get a job and be able to come to more events.

And good luck with finding a job!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your poetry!

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