Cathy Miller, who teaches creative nonfiction at San Jose State, gives a holiday party in her San Jose loft every year with great food and company. Friday's was her last, as she will be retiring to marry and move to England, so I made an effort to go (despite being nervous about driving to San Jose in the rain, finding parking in her neighborhood, where there is no parking, possibly knowing no one at the party). I took a grad cnf workshop from her in 2012, and four other students from the workshop were there! Cathy always has a reading of two-pagers from her students and alum. Hers this year was a great, the love story of meeting her husband-to-be. I read my flash cnf "Checkmate" (scroll to second story in issue), which I love reading, because the prose has a lot of momentum. Someone just posted this photo. (If you squint, you can see me reading, seated in the chair in front if the white desk/cabinet.)
Off to another party today. My long-time friend and writing group moderator Alia Volz has a Cassernog birthday party every year. In the meantime I have lots of grading to do, and very little time to do it. At least I'm not teaching three courses any more (poor Steve).
Squinting at it some more, I think that might be Cathy Miller reading. It was a great party, at any rate, and I enjoyed reading!