I suppose I have been audacious lately, acting on my idea of starting a film series, when the college, I have learned, has actually hired full time film people who haven't started one. And also, today, speaking with two artists about the yoga chapbook project and writing to a third as well about this project.
While I was at it, I decided to write to Chapman's reading venue and ask if they would be interested in me coming there and doing a reading. I attached some of the yoga poems. I got an immediate answer, and although they didn't have space for me (booked through 2012), the University has a reading series in the fall, and the director invited me to submit another letter next summer and to join their group on Facebook in the meantime.
I would dearly love to teach a workshop at Chapman, so perhaps this is a way in. I hope by next fall to have whipped the yoga collection and artwork into some kind of shape and possibly also the entire poetry manuscript. I don't think the autobiographical nonfiction manuscript will be finished by then, but who knows, with the number of essays I have been turning out in the process of answering those calls to submit!