Tom Sawyer: Cast Party Video

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I just learned Denise Wilson, Area Instructor for CYT Indy Southside, has posted the video from the cast party for CYT Indy Southside’s performance of Tom Sawyer!  All four of my children crop up in the stills (:10, 1:07, 1:13-1:18), but I recommend paying close attention beginning around 7:04 where my youngest is interviewed by another member of the cast. My favorite part is when she’s asked which scene she liked best. Her answer made me laugh out loud!  :)

I hope you enjoy it!

Jennifer Egan: Authors at Google

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(From Authors at Google on March 27th, 2012)

Jennifer Egan talks about her 2011 Pulitzer prize winning novel:
“A Visit from the Goon Squad”.

I love how honestly and candidly she talks about her writing, what works and what doesn’t, and about the rules she establishes for herself as she begins each new project.

I had the pleasure of listening to The Keep on audio in 2010 and then A Visit from the Goon Squad in 2011. I’m currently listening to Look At Me (finalist for the 2001 National Book Award).  Jennifer’s writing is razor sharp, and her perception about what drives people to be who they are and to do what they do always feels spot-on.

If you aren’t yet familiar with Jennifer Egan’s novels or her short stories, I highly recommend taking a closer look.  After you do, I’d love to know what you think.