Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Mountains calling my name--


Soon I am abandoning my little home ship and its crew (beloved humans, barky dog, and sleepy cats) and intend to go paddling off to the Carolinas to visit several Wofford College classes (thank you to Jeremy L. C. Jones, who is teaching A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage and Thaliad) and do a reading at Hub City Books.

Might read from the two books mentioned plus The Foliate Head. Or not. I haven't heard what is desired as yet. (If you want to know something about any of my books, see tabs above.) Update: evidently it will be The Foliate Head with dashes of the other books, since I'll be talking about the other two at Wofford.

I'm hoping to see novelist Elaine Neil Orr if I make landfall (mountainfall!) on time. I'll be in Cullowhee, North Carolina and Spartanburg, South Carolina, doing events and visiting family and friends.

Y'all take care while I'm gone, and be sure to love one another, okay?

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  1. Where are you speaking in Spartanburg?

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  2. Hi Robin--

    I'm visiting two Wofford classes on early Monday and early Tuesday, and I'm doing a reading at Hub City Books on 11/11. The time and date keeps moving, but now that it's on the website, I guess it is certain... 5:00 at Hub City Books.

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  3. Darn. Wish it were toward the end of the week so I could make the drive! So close, yet still pretty darn far. Hope all goes well!

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  4. Thanks! Would love to see you . . . some time!

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.