Friday Miscellaneousness

One interview leads to another:
My interview by Allie Baker at The Hemingway Project has now led to a second short interview at Ennyman’s Territory. Ennyman, aka Ed Newman, is an artist and writer based in Duluth, Minnesota. Check out the interview here. Ed also has another blog featuring his art.
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The Dallas International Film Festival is in progress through April 18th. What a great event for the city. I like the Dallas Film Society’s mission statement:
To CELEBRATE films and their impact on society
To HONOR filmmakers and recognize their achievements and contribution in enhancing the creative community
To provide EDUCATIONAL programs to students to develop better understanding of the role of film in today’s world
To PROMOTE the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking
Check out the Society and all the Festival info HERE.
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The Texas Institute of Letters has nominated two authors whose books I reviewed in 2009 for the Jesse Jones Award for Fiction as part of their 2009 literary awards. Cristina Henríquez was nominated for The World in Half and Oscar Casares was nominated for Amigoland. Both have the opportunity to win the $6,000 prize. All prizes will be announced on May 1st in Austin. There is one other nominee: Scott Blackwood for We Agreed to Meet Just Here.
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Lastly, I was looking at the stats for my blog and the most copied image is the Cowboys’ star. So in honor of the impending Texas Stadium implosion, here is a slightly different version:

  3 comments for “Friday Miscellaneousness

  1. April 11, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Thanks for the link and the nod of affirmation.

    My brother is an avid Cowboys fan. Interesting that with today’s internet you can even track which image has been most downloaded.

    Best to you
    ed

  2. April 11, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    I just watched the implosion, Ed. Kinda sad . . . Now that the dust has cleared it’s just a flat pile of debris from the air . . .

  3. April 14, 2010 at 1:16 AM

    I love any kind of festival that celebrates anything, film, beer, women, bring it on! I will partake in said festival!

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