Sunday, November 15, 2009

Barbara Kingsolver



Although I am still on my self-imposed sabbatical I felt that I should share these photos of writer Barbara Kingsolver. I saw her being interviewed by Terri Miller at the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul last Wednesday as part of the Talking Volumes series, sponsored by The Loft Literary Center and NPR. Great evening because T. Miller always does a superb job of interviewing the writers who are engaged for this popular program, and Kingsolver was fantastic. She held our attention talking for approximately an hour about the craft of writing and how it applies to her own methods.

15 comments:

  1. Hey, Kate is back! Wonderful to see you here, Kate, if only for a brief Hello. I love listening to writers especially when they discuss the craft of writing. Must confess whilst I've heard of this lady I don't believe I've ever read any of her work, so that has to be rectified. And will be.

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  2. great to see you are enjoying yourself!
    very inspirational post!

    sending you warm regards from cold europe!

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  3. je ne connais pas, mais cela devait etre une belle lecture

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  4. Not my favorite writer, but I know her works quite well. A very good occasion to hear a great author talking about her work. By the way, two fine portraits!

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  5. Hope the sabbatical is going well. Have been cutting back of late, myself. Cheers!

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  6. Glad to hear from you Kate. Sounds like it was a very interesting lecture. Looking forward to having you back from your sabbatical. :)

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  7. Nice shots! Sounds like you enjoyed it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! We did get about 26" of snow this weekend. The past two Thanksgivings have been brown and dry, so we are thankful we'll have snow this time, and for our opening day to ski!

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  8. Hi Kate .. my wife would love the scarf which Barbara Kingsolver is wearing .. hope you are enjoying your sabbatical .. I'm considering taking a move from your play book and start a second blog from a resort location .. Funny and sad that I don't feel I have enough time to take a week a month and spend it at the beach .. I can do my work from there so I suspect I'll convince myself to give it a try soon .. All my best to you Kate.

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  9. Wonderful indoor shots Kate. Glad to see you are out and about and still on the quest for life excellence.

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  10. What a wonderful chance to see her live. So talented she is!

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  11. Wonderful portraits, Kate! I especially like the first one.

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  12. You look amazing :)

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  13. Very cool - terrific photos. I have not read any of her books (sad, but true) - I tried Poisonwood bible & could not get into it...must try some more.

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  14. Very thoughtful post. I liked it.

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