We’ll Drink to Old Ohio ’til We Wobble in Our Shoes

On the weekend of 9/14 to 9/16 I’ll be headed back to Ohio State, to old Columbus town, for the first ever OSU Creative Writing Alumni Bookfair and Festival.

This literary hootenanny features such luminaries as:

Christopher Coake (’04)
Michael Kardos (’03)
Catherine Pierce (’03)
Donald Ray Pollock (’09)
Natalie Shapero (’08)
Ida Stewart (’08)
Letitia Trent (’07)
Claire Vaye Watkins (’11)
Betsy Wheeler (’05)

All events are free and open to the public. Here’s where you can catch me:

Friday, 9/14. 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Interview and Q&A. Thompson Library, Rm. 150b.

Friday, 9/14. 6:30 p.m. Reading at The OSU Bookstore/Barnes and Noble. w/Betsy Wheeler and Letitia Trent.

Saturday, 9/15. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Panel on Publishing a First Book of Prose. w/Claire Vaye Watkins, Michael Kardos, Christoper Coake, and Donald Ray Pollock. Thompson Library, Rm. 165.

Saturday, 9/15. 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Panel on Finding (and Keeping) a Tenure-track Job. w/Claire Vaye Watkins, Michael Kardos, Catherine Pierce, and Christopher Coake. Thompson Library, Rm. 165.

Sunday, 9/16. 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Panel on the Connection between Poetry and Nonfiction. w/Catherine Pierce, and Letitia Trent. Thompson Library, Rm. 202.

ALSO REMEMBER THAT WATERSHED WILL BE PLAYING TWO SHOWS ON SATURDAY, 9/15. THE INDEPENDENT’S DAY FESTIVAL AT 6:00 PM AND ACE OF CUPS AT 10:00 PM.

TRIVIAL SIDENOTE: The lines, And when we win the game, we’ll buy a keg of booze. And drink to ______ ’til we wobble in our shoes from “I Wanna Go Back to Ohio State” also appear in the “California Drinking Song,” as sung by the Cal-Berkeley Bears, the very team that OSU will line up against on Saturday, 9/15. Winner keeps the lyrics!

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