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Thursday, May 20, 2010

bread loaf 2010 bits

facebook is awash in bread loaf news. some people got in. yeah! some people did not. better luck next year, losers! just kidding!!
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take some freaking bug spray. the bugs up on the mountain will eat you alive. i had to leave one reading because i was sitting next to an open door and these mosquitoes the size of toenails kept stabbing and stabbing me.
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if you're a poet, introduce yourself to the fiction writers. and viceversa
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do mosquitoes have toes? no, they don't.
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if you're a waiter or a scholar: be nice to everyone. don't look down on those who don't have the same finanical aid package as you. i hate that shit. i walk away from those type of people at conferences. don't buy the hype. don't support hierarchies.
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don't be a starfucker.
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the library and most of the dorms have access to the internet. but all the stuff you've heard about cellular service is true. you won't be able to make calls on campus. for the most part. there's a magical boulder on campus that you can stand on, and if you wave your cell phone around and around then you might be able to make a call.
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there's a very small but cool bookstore on campus. you can buy books written by the faculty and the fellows and the special guests. you can buy toothpaste, soap and lady products. you can candy cars and sodas. you can buy postcards. you can buy bread loaf cups, hoodies, t-shirts. i bought myself a baby blue t-shirt last year. oh yeah.
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pace yourself! there's so much to do. i tried to do everything the first six days, which wore me out like crazy. it's okay to skip a reading or a dinner or a lecture.
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watch what you do and say. the walls there have eyes and ears. i'm just saying.
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make meaningful and lasting connections with your peers. you will meet some amazing writers. be kind and thoughtful and real.
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take pics and post them on your blog! i want to see them.
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don't oogle or touch the literary stars! they're people just like you and me. they're not goats and ponies at a petting zoo!
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have fun!

5 comments:

Matthew said...

I love this. It is both kind and generous. "don't support hierarchies" I won't.

Molly said...

I wish you were coming! :)

Steve Fellner said...

What's wrong with being a star fucker?

Will you hate fuck me?

newzoopoet said...

"starfucker" is making me giggle!

Mari said...

Great post, Eduardo -- I find your posts very refreshing.