D.C. trip was a blast–see?
Just returned from a wonderful weekend in the DC area. On Thursday I had the pleasure and privilege of sharing my work with colleagues, faculty and students at Georgetown University for their Symposium on Family, Migration and Labor. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the presentations and am especially delighted to have met folks whose work I admire.
The University of Maryland-Baltimore County performance was a success–great sound, space and audience. Conjunto Kimbombo rocked the house–as to be expected.
Additionally, I was able to reconnect with friends like Dolen Perkins-Valdez whose first novel, Wench, will be released in January. We met at Bread Loaf this summer and she picked me up on Wednesday and we had a lovely afternoon together. Kevin Meehan’s book launch party on Saturday was great; he sold and signed copies of his amazing People Get Ready–a must read for anyone teaching African American and Caribbean literatures.
So, it was a great weekend. Next stop, the Miami Book Fair International!