…which is proof of what I’ve been saying for the past couple of years: Nashville’s writing scene is gaining some serious street cred.
I mean, holy mo-fo: LORRIE MOORE IS MOVING TO NASHVILLE!
It’s totally true, you guys: she’ll be teaching in Vanderbilt’s MFA program beginning fall 2013. Which means we’ll see each other in line for coffee at Bongo Java, exchange polite smiles as we pass on the sidewalk in front of Ben & Jerry’s, and drunkenly nod to each other at the Yazoo brewery some lonely, balmy autumn eve. She could move to our block, borrow eggs for a pie, pet my fat pug, compliment us on our herb garden.
And the whole time, I would stand there, slack-jawed and mute. Probably not unlike when a tween spots Taylor Swift buying bubble gum and slap bracelets in an airport gift shop. Because OMG LORRIE MOORE.
It could happen. It could really, seriously happen.
― Derek Walcott
Happy Birthday Derek Walcott!(via thetinhouse)