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...and on Instagram.#drseuss @duttonbooks #greeneggsandham @drseussThere are some days you’re just too sleepy to even fall into bed properly. #dogs #dogsofinstagram #sleepThese arrived the other day: advance reader copies (ARCs) of BECOMING DR. SEUSS. The photo insert isn’t in here, nor is the index, but this gives you an idea of what it’ll look like. My thanks to the folks at @duttonbooks for making it look so handsome. #drseuss #amwriting #biography #bookstagram
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Avengers Assemble! Sort of.
If you’re a biographer or aspiring biographer, a reader of biographies, or even just someone who loves the Biography Channel . . . well, have I got an offer for you. It’s not quite Avengers Assemble! but it’s close.
Biographers International Organization — the world’s premiere group of biographers and lovers of biography — is holding its third annual conference this May, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. There’ll be panels of research and writing, interviewing and negotiating, and even a bit of sex and violence. Yeah, really. And all brought to you by a crack team of biographers, including Charles J. Shields, Richard Schickel, Will Swift, Jonathan Eig, Kate Buford, and Pulitzer Prize winner Debby Applegate.
There’ll also be two all-day sessions on Friday to choose from — one where you can tour the Academy of Motion Picture Arts library, the other where you’ll get a peek into the archives of the Los Angeles Public Library, where they keep their old photos and maps and directions to finding the Ark of the Covenant.
Oh, and did I mention the lunchtime keynote address by Arnold Rampersad? Now I have. And now you know you need to be there, right?
For more information, go here. And I’ll see you in Los Angeles.