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James Meetze Reading

Hi, all. In the spirit of great poetry and capturing it on camera, here’s James Meetze at last week’s MFA reading series.

James Meetze, CSUSB MFA Reading Series from

the importance of awards for writing

INTERVIEWER

Yet you did receive the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. How important was that for you?

BRADBURY

It was a fantastic evening. There was a real problem getting back to my hotel room, though. The hotel where they held the ceremony in New York was so huge, it filled me with despair. Since my stroke, I walk very slowly. I saw a sign that night that said, next restroom: two hundred and eighty miles. The registration desk was on the eighth floor. You have to wait ten minutes for an elevator just to go up and register! That night some of the women were taking me back to my room and I said, For God’s sake, where’s the men’s room? We couldn’t find one. One of the girls said, There’s a potted palm over there, why don’t you go use it? So I went over. Nobody saw me. At least I don’t think so.

More with Ray Bradbury at The Paris Review.

Nic Brown Reading

This is what I learned during Nic Brown‘s reading:

You’re gonna have to watch it to see what I’m talking about:

Nic Brown, CSUSB MFA Reading Series from