People. Of. The. Boro.
I hope that you’re dressed in your flame-retardant best, ready for tonight’s Burning Swamp reading. The conflagration of awesome will rage at Southern Boy’s BBQ at 7:00 tonight, October 23rd. Be there or miss the flare of literary brilliance.
And speaking of literary brilliance — here’s one last introduction for one of our exceptional readers: the incomparable and incredible Mary Marwitz!
A perpetual student on a grand tour of Southern academic institutions, on both sides of the desk, I started and ended with GSU, with stops along the way at schools all below the snow line: A world view that definitely springs from warm weather. I like walks on the beach in the moonlight and sipping wine before the fire. Oops…. Wrong bio. I write Creative Nonfiction, that elastic genre that accommodates a wide range of approaches. My work has appeared in Perigee: Journal of the Arts, Wilderness House Literary Review, Freshly Hatched, and the Georgia Guardian, along with some academic journals. I’m working on a memoir about walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
B.S.Ed. from Georgia Southern College (1972)
M.A. in English from Baylor University (1982)
Ph.D. in English from Univ. of South Carolina (1998)
M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Univ. of New Orleans (2009)
Do you believe in Swamp Primates?
Swamp primates are alive and among us. Treat them with respect.
Do you support the recent proposed plan to domesticate swamp primates?
Absolutely not! We need more wildness! (although that little monkey with the taupe fur is truly adorable; I’ve seen him slip out of view just when I turn to the window).
Godzilla versus Bigfoot?
Godzilla is just a hulk–who even wants him around? Stepping on buildings and all. So if we’re talking a cocktail party, I’d have to go with Bigfoot; a battle between them wouldn’t even be one.