In Miami at 1:30 PM, I caught the end of a talk by Belva Plain, the Jewish-saga writer who reminds me of my great-aunts; stayed for the Jay McInerney/Tama Janowitz reading; and then went to hear Kathy Acker and John Waters. The Book Fair made me feel better about myself as a writer.
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Wendy Clarke, famous as the Love Tapes video artist, asked to meet me after seeing my Legislators in Love survey printed in the Miami Waves catalog. Several people at the reception talked about my survey as a “piece” or as “performance art,” and it was a pleasure to be taken seriously.
At the Miami Waves Festival, held at the Koubek Center in Little Havana, Glenn Terry was trying to break the (Alec) Guinness record for lying in a hammock with his clothes on backwards. I read some of my stupid South Florida stories which seemed to stupefy the crowd.