In other news of the strange and wonderful, I spent the weekend of May 5 trodding the cobblestones of my past.
My alma mater, Knox College, invited me back to judge their annual student playwriting award. I got to talk big and present some of my work. It was pretty cool. But the best part was that I got to meet with 11 of the 12 entrants–30 minute 1-on-1 classes basically, and it was just so exciting to be working as a teacher again, talking with these young writers about what we do and how we can do it better. I said it to the profs beforehand, and I meant it: it was no easy task picking the winners. Congrats to all. I hope I get to go back sooner rather than later.
View pics of the event here.