Friday, October 29, 2010

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Amy and I recently enjoyed the unique Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. We especially found the empty frames of the stolen pictures moving. If you're in the Boston area, this is a must-see.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Renaissance Faire

I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to King Richard's Faire in Massachusetts last weekend. I hadn't attended one in 10 years, and Amy had never seen one. It was refreshing to see people, especially young people, expressing themselves in healthy ways that our culture tends to marginalize or even demonize.

I'm going to write an essay about that, right after the wine book, and the next novel, and the 40 essays and stories that are in my "working" file.

In the meantime, check out these excellent photos we got of the pageantry and wonder of fantasy anachronism in action.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Podcast of Necessary Voices

My lecture at the University of Bridgeport on the intersection of history and storytelling is now available on podcast here. You can download it and burn it if you like!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Necessary Voices Video

Enjoy my lecture on the history of Hamden, and the importance of local history, “Storytelling as Method for History: Telling Tales of the Sleeping Giant.”

How does a writer make history come alive? Author and University of Bridgeport Creative Writing Professor Eric D. Lehman explained historical storytelling, using his latest book, Hamden: Tales from the Sleeping Giant as the primary example.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mount Carmel Congregational Church

I had a great time talking to the members (and guests) of the Mount Carmel Congregational Church last Sunday evening. We chatted about Hamden, and I met one of the little boys on the front of the Hamden book. Of course, he is not a little boy any more! 75 years have passed since that photo of the Sleeping Giant Park Association "victory party" was taken. It was a privilege and an honor. Thanks especially to Reverend Doug House, my colleague at the University of Bridgeport, who invited me to speak.