So, the 2013 Western Literature Association Conference is approaching (okay, slowly approaching, as Oct 9 is still a ways away). We have a little bit of information about the conference to report:
Guests include: poet Robert Hass; Ishmael Reed (Oakland author of over a dozen books, founder of the Before Columbus Foundation); Kim Stanley Robinson, science-fiction novelist and environmentalist; Lucha Corpi, a poet and writer of detective novels with a Chicana detective in the San Francisco Bay Area; Gerald Vizenor, a Native American writer who will read from his new novel; also a group of writers from the California Central Valley will be led by Frank Bergon.
Four members of the Mark Twain Society of Japan will present their latest research. Music for the Friday evening dance will be by the California Cowboys.