The current featured article is "BREAKING THE PATTERN: ALAN GARNER'S THE OWL SERVICE AND THE MABINOGION"
This paper was presented at Mythcon 24 in 1993. It was an opportunity for me to write about a lovely little book I had always enjoyed. Years later, it had the advantage of being a rare piece of scholarship on the works of Alan Garner, which led to it being selected for inclusion in THE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE REVIEW, vol. 130.
I hope you will enjoy it!
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On Sunday, I went to an exhibition of photos taken by my friend Norris Archer Harrington. It was his first real exhibition, but you wouldn’t know that by the quality of his work. The exhibition was held downtown at LA … Continue reading
I missed last year’s party, because I was in Oregon, so I was certainly looking forward to this year’s festivities. Once again we gathered at the Montrose Bowl for our fun evening. We had a good turn out. Montrose does … Continue reading
Premise has been a prayer fellowship for Christians who work in the entertainment industry, with a history of 33 years of fellowship. But recently, the organization reached the end of a road. Whatever the dynamics are that lead to the … Continue reading
When I got back to LA after six months in Oregon, one of the things I looked forward to was music at church. I usually attend the Contemporary service at Hollywood Presbyterian Church, which means I do not get to … Continue reading
On the 16th of August, GLAWS had its annual summer party, where we just make time to hang out and have fun – and eat food, of course. The feast gathered is arranged by pot luck, so you can never … Continue reading
The August meeting of CAPS played host to veteran writer George Clayton Johnson. He brought a lively string of tales about his days as a writer (which, he assured us, continue even now). George co-authored the novel Logan’s Run. So, he … Continue reading
Well, the first one for Creating Graphic Novels, that is. I have done a couple for The Scribbler’s Guide to the Land of Myth at writers conferences. Anyway, the usual Wednesday night a Golden Apple Comics (Wednesday being the day new comics … Continue reading
Our July meeting of CAPS featured Andrew C. Robinson. He brought some of his original pieces from the graphic novel The Fifth Beatle, which is about Brian Epstein. His work was remarkable to look at, really lovely. He talked about how … Continue reading
So, yesterday, I had my screenwriters group in the morning. We had a very good session giving notes on two scripts. It’s the benefit of having a long, consistent history together: you know the others are interested in helping you … Continue reading