Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's On!

As of 9:30 this morning, March thirty-first, 2011, the Sixth Annual the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival is under way!

If you are attending the Festival and have heard you something you like, please leave a comment here so that the authors and everyone else can know what you think. Just click on the comment button below to leave a comment and read the comments left by others.

16 comments:

  1. I attended some of the scissortail sessions today and my favorite guy that i heard i was late getting there so i didnt get to catch his name. I really enjoued listening to him read his writings. He was very creative witht the way he would word things, he would really make you use your head and picture it in your head and once it was all said and done he was a very funny guy to listen to. I enjoyed it!!! I wish I knew his name because he did great.
    Ryan Lavey

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  2. This festival is so great that after today's readings I could go home now & feel that the trip was still worth it -- & there's one more reading tonight, & a reception & 2 more days of readings!!
    Kudos to Ken & everyone at ECU.
    DWx

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  3. Alan Barecka read a poem today about how dodgeball and hurricanes were similar. It was very true, in how the oppenent looks at the little nerd across the line and aims form him. I dont quite remember the title of the poem, which i am very sorry form but i really really enjoyed his writings. -Maraela Colburn

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  4. Everything was lovely. We were bummed we couldn't stay for the grand finale, but we enjoyed everyone we got to hear. Looking forward to next year.

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  5. When Hardy Jones read from his book Every Bitter Thing what caught my attention was the clear writing and the details that made it feel like I could see everything through the eyes of the twelve year old narrator. The tension between the narrator and his aggressive father who wants him to grow up faster and do things his way drove the story and could be easily felt. It made me interested in how he deals with such a tough and inescapable situation.

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  6. This year's festival was another great success! I always come away from Scissortail with a renewed appreciation for both the written and the writer. One of the sessions that I attended was that of Jim Wilson and Tim Bradford. Jim read a portion from his book The Journeyman, and Tim read from his upcoming collection of poems titled Nomads with Samsonite. I was especially impressed with the poem that Tim wrote on his way down from Edmond, the morning of his reading I might add. It took the show!

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  7. This is the first time I have had a chance to visit Scissortail. My experience was wonderful for a first time. I listened to Carl Sennhenn's Saturday reading and the images have stuck with me since then. It has been a fantastic experience and I hope to go back next year.

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  8. This was also my first time visiting Scissortail. I caught Billie Lett's reading on Saturday, and she was wonderful. She seemed like a genuinely nice lady. I'd never read Where the Heart Is, but now I'd like to. It really is awesome that she was published later in her life. It's an encouragement to think that regardless of my inner turmoil over choosing some great career path ...right now!... I don't have to be locked into it forever. I know this wasn't the main point of the reading, but that particular fact really stuck with me!

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  9. I went to the Thursday 2PM session in the Estep Auditorium. I have to say I was very impressed with the authors who read. Mr. Poudrier, I love how you bring humor into your pieces no matter the tone of your passage, it was very enjoyable to hear you! Mr. Cook, I found your passage very humourous, your voice drew me closer because it was low and calming. Mr. Meyers, I enjoyed your peices very very much! Reminds me alot of my childhood! I wish all authors the best of luck!

    Cheyney Taylor

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  10. I attended the 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. session in the Estep Auditorium. I really enjoyed listening to the authors read poems and especially Rilla Askew's reading of her untitled novel, which was written from the point of view a ten year old boy and deals with Christianity, immigration and racism. I was very impressed with the dialogue of the story, and the tone in which it was written. In fact, it actually reminded me a bit of To Kill A Mocking Bird, which is one of my favorite books.
    So, yes, I really enjoyed the readings. The only thing I regret is not having money to purchase any of the books that they had for sale.

    -Ashley Lynch

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  11. i attended the 31st 11 to 12:15 i thought that Jim Spur was amazing his stories were engaging and very entertaining he is a real people person i most liked the one were he talks about being a young boy in the depression wanting to be a cowboy

    -- Curtis Baldinger

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  12. I listened to Susan Perabo speak and I liked all of the descriptive words used throughout her story. I could picture everything that she was saying due to all of the descriptions. She was able to give a lot of information in such a short story. I also liked that there were parts in the story that made everyone laugh.

    -Rachel Watson

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  13. i aatended the festivities last friday and i listened to a presentation from a professor from cameron. I liked his reading of a book of the recollection of a man's childhood and how he brought to life by embodying the characters.

    ---Chance Carey

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  14. Oops, I commented in the wrong place.. again, I liked when Paul Austin read his "Not Famous Actor" poem, he did a great job in setting the mood with his voice tone and the way he paused in certain areas. It was a really good and interesting poem and I enjoyed it. It also made me realize that just because you're not famous or seen all the time doesn't mean you aren't important to some people. I had a good time sitting in on the readers and I hope to see them again next year.

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  15. I was able to lesson to Ken Hada I really liked his poems I really enjoyed them

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