Hello Black Bears. I will be at the University of Maine this Thursday April 15, as part of the U’s Pride Week. I’ll be speaking in Sandy Caron’s Sexuality class, which meets at 12:30 in 100 DPCorbett Hall. This is one of those giant lecture halls, seating 500+; and the event is open to the public. The assigned book for the class is SHE’S NOT THERE and I’ll probably also read something from my new book, FALCON QUINN AND THE BLACK MIRROR, which will also necessitate singing “I Wish They All Could Be Zombie Mutants” (a song from that novel) as well as reciting the poem, Monster a Person Though Monster Not Human. (“Monster like Beatles! Like Wagner! Like Schumann!”) (etc.) I hope anybody interested in my work will come up to Orono and say hello.
I’ve been doing a reading for Sandy’s class every year, just about, since S.No.T. was first published seven years ago, and she has been a tireless supporter of my work. Sandy Caron is also a generous and enthusiastic spirit for issues of civil rights, sexual equality, and common sense at the U. of Maine, and she is justly revered by students and faculty there. An honor for me to be part of her class–looking forward. See you this week!