Last night, my friend Sonya and I drove to Kyle, Texas to hear Francine Prose read at the Katherine Anne Porter House. We had a great meal at the cafe across the street complete with Gunpowder tea. The reading was interesting, literary, and funny. Not so much on the Q and A–which was short. I was too intimidated to ask a question–although I have read How to Read Like a Writer and enjoyed the book.
I’ve never been to the Porter House before. It’s a national literary landmark. I used to teach The Jilting of Granny Weatherall when I taught English. If not for Sonya–she’s working on an MFA in Creative Writing–I would never have known about the event. Now that I do, I’ll be back.