Come to the Mark Twain Writers Weekend

It starts Friday night and continues through Sunday. Here’s a schedule. You can pretty much register at the last minute. I’m teaching a class on non-fiction research at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. BEFORE YOU START SNORING, I promise it won’t be dull. Come early! Come heckle!

If you’ve nothing better to do…

…I am speaking about Christian fundamentalism in today’s political climate (I’ll make it snappy! With puppets and stuff!) as part of a Simsbury Public Library series, Faith in the 21st Century¬†at 2 p.m. on¬†Sunday. I hope you’ll come and heckle. You can find out more and register (which is required) here.

Oh, irony! Thy name is Bosnia.

The Guardian has an interesting story outta Missouri (saLUTE!) about how Bosnian immigrants might turn that swing state blue. As with so many immigrant groups, some of the rhetoric that has passed for conversation during this election has moved people to register to vote — some for the first time.

Come to the Peace in Connecticut Conference

“Time to Get Real” will start at 8:30 a.m. and go until 4 p.m. on June 19 at Trinity College. You can find out more here. The panel discussions look pretty fascinating –using advocacy, the arts, and breaking down divisions, among other topics — with some bold-faced names in the peace and resolution movement. You …