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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The last weekend of May this year, I made a trip over to Phoenix, thanks to the generosity of a couple of friends there. They had offered to put me up for the duration of the Phoenix Comicon, and paid … Continue reading
So Saturday, I was out all day, and the Creature wanted an explanation. I told him that in the morning I had my screenwriters group, like I often do. So he accepted that. Then I explained that in the afternoon, … Continue reading
So, I finally got everything thrown into the bags for the trip. At the last minute, I decided to skip using the duffle bag, at least for the trip to Mythcon. The idea of wrangling the wheelie, the duffle, the … Continue reading
At long last, I’ve managed to do some updating on the ScribblerWorks website! Whew! First off, there’s the new front page, with a picture of myself gracing it (a photo that doesn’t even alarm me!). I seem to have screwed … Continue reading
After nearly two years of planning, especially the last two months that were filled with tasks, Mythcon 40 finally arrived. I went over to the campus on the day before, as a number of attendees, including our Guests of Honor, … Continue reading
I had a great time in San Diego. Make no mistake about that. But toward the end of the convention, I acquired a bronchial congestion that has taken me some days to get over. Still coughing a bit, but it’s … Continue reading
So, Saturday, I once again ventured into the LA Times Festival of Books. On one of the warmest days we’ve had in Southern California in a while. With my usual luck, I managed to park in the furthest west parking … Continue reading
This coming weekend on the UCLA campus is the annual LA Times Festival of Books. In past years, I’d take note that it was happening, but I wouldn’t haul myself over there to check it out (it’s FREE — well, … Continue reading