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long does it take to write a book? As long as it takes to machete
one's way through through a jungle. Let's say, I'm working on
As those of you who have been following my blog and newsletter
know, I've been working on a book about
Far West Texas for an age, and as I go, podcasting interviews
plus a few shorter essays. The "Marfa Mondays" Podcasting
24 podcasts, of which 20 have been posted to date. (Listen in
to all 20 anytime here.)
Nope, the 21st isn't ready yet, but should be by the time the
next newsletter goes out. And I'm just back from another foray
into Big Bend National Park and a side trip to Sanderson, one
of the most remote towns in the altogether remote Far West Texas,
so stay tuned... But in the meantime, there are two new podcasts
in my other series, now available for free download:
with M.M. McAllen about Maximilian and Carlota
M.M.McAllen is the author of the splendid Maximilian and Carlota: Europe's Last
Empire in Mexico, the
first narrative history of Mexico's Second Empire in many decades.
in the Twig bookstore, San Antonio, Texas, October 2015, posted
1 HOUR 22 MINUTES)
C.M. Mayo Reads Agustín
Cadena's "Café San Martín," ALTA 2015
For the American Literary
Translation Association's Café Latino at the Café
Passé in Tucson, Arizona, October 30, 2015. For more about
Agustín Cadena, visit his blog El
vino y la hiel. For more about C.M. Mayo's translations,
I invite you
to listen in anytime to my Conversations
with Other Writers podcast series. Podcasts to date include
conversations with Rose Mary Salum, Sergio Troncoso, Michael
K. Schuessler, Edward Swift, Sara Mansfield Taber, and Solveig
For those of you who prefer to read rather than listen in, there
are also new transcripts, including the one for the conversation
with Solveig Eggerz about her poetic
novel of Iceland, Seal Woman.
Speaking of podcasting, here is my guest-post
for the Women Writing the West blog:
Podcasting for Writers: To
Commit or Not (Or Vaguely?)
Now that I'm working on
my 54th podcast, I'll admit,
I love podcasting almost as much as writing. Starting back in
2009 I've podcasted many of my lectures, readings, and other
events for my books, plus I created and continue to host two
podcast series, "Marfa
Mondays" and "Conversations
with Other Writers." It remains just as awesome to me
now as it was with my first podcast that, whether rich or struggling,
famous or new, we writers can project our voices instantly all
over the world, while making them available to listeners at any
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Miguel de Allende Writers Conference
Feb 10 @ 3:30 - 5 PM
C.M. Mayo's "Podcasting
for Writers" Workshop
@ 11 AM- 12:30 PM
Taller en español "Podcasting para escritores"
Tent A. C.M. Mayo reads from Metaphysical
Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution
Feb 13 @ 11 AM - 12:30 PM
C.M. Mayo to moderate
panel on "Global Migration: People and Their Stories"
with panelists Juan Villoro, Luis Alberto Urrea, Elizabeth Hay,
and Lisa See
Feb 14 @ 11 AM - 12:30 PM
C.M. Mayo on Panel on Historical Fiction
with Sandra Gulland, Anne Easter Smith & Mary Novik
the Heart of the Story: Truth & Lies in Historical Fiction"
ON LITERARY TRAVEL WRITING
April 16, 2016 Bethesda MD
(Saturday, one day only)
10 am - 1 pm
Literary Travel Writing
Take your travel writing
to another level: the literary, which is to say, giving the reader
the novelistic experience of actually traveling there with you.
For both beginning and advanced writers, this workshop covers
the techniques from fiction and poetry that you can apply to
this specialized form of creative nonfiction for deliciously
Link to register on-line will be available soon.
Questions about this
THE BEST FROM YE OLDE
Olde Website Tufte-esqued or, The Chocolate-Boxy Yum of Small
10 + Books Read in 2015
Posts in 2015
Posts in 2014
Posts in 2013
the FIL or the Mexican Megabookmashup
at my other blog, Maximilian ~ Carlota
Check out the all new
screen-friendly cover for the Kindle edition of my travel memoir,
Miraculous Air: Journey
of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico,
featuring the painting by "Sunrise Over the Sierras"
Cope, who also owns the Galería de Todos Santos.
edition is available from Milkweed Editions, as ever.)
Read an excerpt from this book here.
Listen in to a podcast from this book here.
Audio book coming soon!
For WRITERS: Updates on the Resources
Golden Buddha" & 364 More Free 5 Minute Writing Exercises.