So this happened.

Cheers to everyone who attended!


  1. Anonymous says

    Yes, we all need a bit of freedom.

  2. Jonathan Webb says

    What a statesmanlike statement.

    You really are a fucking good writer Matthew.

  3. Matthew Lickona says

    How very kind of you, Mr. Webb.

  4. Southern Expat says

    He's right, you know, although I get the vapors when exposed to such coarse language.

  5. Rufus McCain says

    Fabulous! I like the meandering doggerel.

    I agree with Southex, though. I wouldn't have used that word. I'd say you're a fucking *excellent* writer.

    Why the heck weren't we there, Jonny? You too Expat?

    Next year?! Can it double as a Korrektiv Summit?

  6. Matthew Lickona says

    Absolutely. I think next year it'll be back in Wisconsin, with a deadline prior to actually gathering and greater numbers and all that. We expect everyone's Percy story to be done…

    Thanks for the kind words, all. You were missed.

  7. Southern Expat says

    I think we should try to crash an existing conference. It could be a Catholic one, or we could do like they did in "Up In The Air" and infiltrate an entirely unfamiliar conference. I think there was karaoke involved. That's exactly what your get-together was like, I'm sure.

    I am going to have to do some reading in preparation for a gathering of literary giants like yourselves. But I'm glad you had fun and preserved Western heritage or whatever.

  8. Matthew Lickona says

    Ain't nobody here but us literary wannabes – and anyone can play that game.

    I like the crashing idea. Who wants to set up tents on the grounds of Yaddo?

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