09 November 2007
In the Weeds
In two hours, Sara Tracey will defend her MFA thesis. Send her your best wishes (not that she really needs them, though, because her manuscript is a knockout). It's funny thinking back to my own MFA thesis and how it was totally not a "book" whatsoever. Sara's manuscript is such a book. I'm going to read it cover to cover before the defense, one more time.
Other than that, I'm busy packing for Winter Wheat. I've done my talk before, to some degree, so prep was mostly a matter of making copies and finding new sample job ads. I am glad that my session is at 9 am so I can get it over with and then just chill.
Since thesis defenses are on my mind, I wondered if anyone out there has an experience to share. I barely remember my defense. I think it was over in 20 minutes. George Looney gave me some good suggestions. It seemed like a formality, really. Now my Ph.D. exam defense...that was intense.
Winter Wheat pics forthcoming. Looking forward to seeing Adam, Gary, and more!