I’m looking forward to participating in the &Now Conference of innovative writing at University of Buffalo in October. I’ll be a panelist on a panel discussing the life and work of novelist Paul West. I’ll also be a panelist on a panel taking up influences of Dada and Surrealism. The conference will take place in the week following the two-round Pittsburgh Golfer’s Tour Championship at Oak Tree Country Club in West Middlesex, PA, so it will be interesting to jump immediately from one of my worlds to another. More on the conference:

The 4th Biennial &Now Festival of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts will be held in Buffalo, NY from October 15-17, 2009.

The &Now Festival explores intersections between creative and critical praxes, examines innovative and experimental acts of writing, and advances a serious inquiry into theories of language.

Visit the conference web site here: