Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Phi Kappa Phi

I was delighted to be invited to join the honor society Phi Kappa Phi. There will be an induction ceremony on Friday night. However, I received a second surprise yesterday: they had two speakers in a row cancel on them, so one of the organizers asked me whether I'd like to read one of my short stories in lieu of actually delivering an academic presentation. Given the short notice, I certainly wasn't ready to give a scholarly talk! But I am more than willing to read a story. Considering the proximity of the source, I think I'll read "On Buffalo Bayou," which recently appeared in the New Texas Literary Journal. I hope they like it.

1 comment:

K. A. Laity said...

It seemed to go well. A number of people I did not know came up to me after the event and complimented me on the story. In fact, one woman told me she loved the story as she was climbing back to her seat during the inductions. I had thought to wear my Miskatonic University pin, the only other university pin I have, but I neglected to remember it. Oh well! But now I can wear both to graduation…