Thursday, April 10, 2008

Author Max McCoy speaking in Hutchinson

See more about Max McCoy in the entry about the
Tallgrass Writing Workshop.

The Hutchinson/Reno Arts and Humanities Council in cooperation with the English Dept. at HCC and the Hutchinson Public Library will sponsor an evening with award winning Kansas author Max McCoy on Monday, April 14th at 7: 00 pm in the Auditorium of the Hutchinson Public Library. McCoy will read from his forthcoming novel I, Quantrill, and his nonfiction work in progress, Strangely Heavy: A True Story of Passion and Rivalry in the Meteorite Fields of Kansas.

A native Kansan, McCoy was born in Baxter Springs and has lived in Kansas all his life. Kansas and Missouri tend to figure heavily in his novels.. A graduate of Pittsburg State University he earned his M. A. in English from Emporia State University and is currently a professor of English at Emporia State University.

Max McCoy is an award winning novelist, investigative reporter, screenwriter, and independent filmmaker. The topics addressed in his journalistic work are wide ranging and include serial killers, atomic bomb survivors, and white supremacists. His fiction is varied as well, embracing westerns, historical novels, and thrillers such as the Indiana Jones Series.

This program is free and open to the Public. For more information contact the Hutchinson/Reno Arts and humanities Council, 620-662-1280.

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Teresa and I had a wonderful dinner tonight. We spent it dissecting our collages and the layers of meaning in them. We love this sort of thing. And we can't understand why everyone doesn't want to do this. But, alas, we know that is not the case.

Maybe our shared affection for such things is part of the reason we have been friends for so long. I haven't done the math, but I'm sure it's more than 15 years now, maybe closer to 20. The time does fly, doesn't it?

Teresa is someone who's very spontaneous - always ready to do whatever - I love that about her. When I was planning the weekend in Ramona I just assumed Teresa would want to go. She likes the same sort of things I do, and she's always willing to try something new. She's someone I can call last minute for lunch or dinner and if she's not busy she'll generally go. I like it when people will just DO instead of contemplating it for forever.

She is a talented artist, as you can see in her collage, which has a balance of color, pattern and form.

I looked back through my photos and found this one where she was doing the first "rough draft" layout.

Teresa is someone I know I can rely on for the truth - told in a very kind, compassionate way. She is an incredibly generous friend and I'm grateful to have her in my life.

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