Thursday, June 11, 2009

Movie: My Sister's Keeper

My Sister's Keeper is coming to theaters on June 26.

Check out the trailer here.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

2009 IU Writers’ Conference features award-winning poets, novelists, essayists and journalists

The annual Writers' Conference at Indiana University Bloomington, now celebrating its 69th year, will welcome eight nationally renowned writers to Bloomington June 14-19 for a weeklong festival of classes, workshops and readings.

A free, open-to-the-public evening reading series featuring conference faculty and conference participants takes place each evening at 8 p.m. in the Rose Firebay Room at the John Waldron Arts Center (122 S. Walnut St., Bloomington).

Free Reading Series Schedule:
Sunday, June 14 – Manuel Muñoz and Aracelis Girmay
Monday, June 15 – Danit Brown and David Trinidad
Tuesday, June 16 – Tom Chiarella and Alyce Miller
Wednesday, June 17 – Conference participant reading
Thursday, June 18 – Thomas Lux and Julia Glass

For more information regarding the Writers' Conference or to get more information regarding the authors participating in the free reading series, go to

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband" to play at IU during ArtsWeek 2009

Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband" to play at IU during ArtsWeek 2009

WHAT: An Ideal Husband, presented by IU's Department of Theatre and Drama

WHEN: Opens Feb. 27, with performances Feb. 28 and March 3-7, all at 7:30 p.m. with an additional 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, March 7.

WHERE: Ruth N. Halls Theatre in the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center

TICKETS: Ticket prices: $20 for adults, $15 for those 30-and-under, students and seniors on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and the Saturday matinee. Student Rush Tickets are available the day of each performance for $12 cash with valid IU Bloomington student ID. Call the box office at 812-855-1103 for ticket information or group rates. Purchase tickets in person at the IU Auditorium box office Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or at the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center box office which opens one hour before show time. To purchase tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at 812-333-9955, or buy online at

Information taken from IU News Room news release last modified Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Julie & Julia: The Movie

The movie version of Julie & Julia is now in post-production with a current release date of Aug. 7. Meryl Streep is Julia Child, and Amy Adams is Julie Powell.

Here is a photo of Streep in costume on the movie set.

For more information regarding the movie, here is the Internet Movie Database link

People Magazine's Best of 2008 Books

I'm currently reading The Best (and Worst) of 2008 issue of People, magazine. The issue contains a Top 10 Books list. I thought I would share it with all of you.

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
The Snowball by Alice Shroeder
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

And, of course, there was a sidebar about the Twilight series. I will admit I have submitted to my curiosity, and I now own a copy of Twilight.

Monday, November 17, 2008

"Julie" by David Bowie

I'm posting this song for Dottie, because she has challenged me to find a David Bowie link to the books we read.

"Julie" is a B-side to "Day-in Day-out." This is the only clip for the song that I could find on YouTube. For reasons known only to the video's creator, the song has been set to clips from the movie The Man Who Fell to Earth.