Busy week. Snow and driving and snow and driving. Northern Illinois to Central IL to Southern IL to Central IL to Northern IL (that last bit done in heavy snow).
But, I did have the meeting I set out to have in Springfield with the chair of English at UIS. I didn’t have to sell myself much. He wants me in the program. He wants to expand the writing program (maybe with the boost of excitement with my Outstanding Thesis Award with a work of fiction) and they need more creative writing teachers. He wants me to be a full time lecturer/teacher (particularly in poetry and drama writing). This all sounds great (mostly because it sounds like I’d be mostly skipping the tedious comp classes that I’d be doomed to teaching on entry level to any of the other schools I’m looking at . . . and right to the gooey, creative core). The problem is budget. They’re not giving him the money to hire me full time. I may have partime work available to me should I want it . . . but given my debt, that might not be feasible (to move down there). I’m exploring this.
Tomorrow, I’m heading to TWILIGHT TALES in Chicago. This week’s activity is a workshop in writing erotica. I don’t know that I plan to write any erotica . . . but I don’t want to die wondering what goes on at an erotica workshop, and I have the power to do something about it.
Anything else before I slumber . . .
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. . . oh . . . yeah . . .