At the beginning of June, I took a trip down to Bloomington for the IU Writer's conference! Here's the story:
|Standing outside the old dorm. Ah, memories.|
|The IMU, where the conference was held|
|The classic Sample Gates|
So I arrived at IU on Saturday and settled in at the IMU, registered and had my first orientation class. Then, after a walk around town and a visit to some bookstores...
...I went to the Irish Lion for our welcome dinner and some read-alouds from our professors and distinguished guests!
Then onto the first real day of classes...
Morning: Creativity Class
Lunch: Panel Discussions
Class 1-Creating Characters through Embarrassment and Shame
Class 3-Mystery Writing and Caveman Writing Techniques
Class 4-Psychoanalysis of Writing and General Mind-Blowingness
(Not actual class titles)
|Walking around Dunn Meadow for inspiration|
A trip to the graveyard for poetry inspiration...
There were also several nights of readings at the Bloomington Playwrights Project! I even got to read some of my own work, which was well received.
|Oliver the Danville Bear, posing for the camera|
Five days went far too fast, and I was too busy writing to take many pictures! Next, off to London...