So much to tell, so little time...Where do I begin on the Nebraska trip? Our lovely hosts? The sweet book shops in Lincoln? My fellow readers? It was a whirlwind of a few days and it was action-packed. It's a bit of an antic-climax to be home, mopping up baby sick, cleaning my scruffy house, and imploring my eldest to study for his mock Leaving Cert exams (to no avail). Sigh...
|Marianne Kunkel, managing editor, Prairie Schooner|
|Bike in the snow, Lincoln|
|Kwame Dawes interviews Deanie Rowan-Blank|
|Aidan Rooney, reading|
|'Room in New York', Edward Hopper|
|Cody Lumpkin interviews Sandra Bunting|
On the second afternoon we listened to a group of PhD students from the English Department at UNL read extracts from the Irish issue of Prairie Schooner. Crystal Gibbins read Ann Tannam's wonderfully witty poems, John Schulze read an extract from William Wall's novel extract, and there was also a section read of Aiden O'Reilly's short story 'A Drop to Warm my Blood'.
|Irish Car Bomb truffles|
|Stephen Behrendt, editor of the Irish issue and us|
|Indigo Bridge Books & Café|
|Eddy, the beautiful shop cat in A Novel Idea|
|Compare and contrast|
|Me with snowbank|
|Begorrah - breakfast in Lincoln :)|