I have not been to Oxford Town...yet

Some of you might have noticed the update in the Book Tour sidebar earlier this week, but I can now give some details about my big summer plans.

In July, I'll be guest lecturing about social media and literature at Worcester College at Oxford University (pictured)  in England as part of Georgia Tech's study abroad program. I can hardly believe it. My friend, the loverly poet and professor Karen Head, made this extraordinary opportunity happen, and I'm thrilled beyond words. Me...at Oxford. Surely they'll stop me at passport control at Gatwick Airport and tell me to take my unlearned ass back to America.

After Oxford, I'll be heading to Cardiff for a poetry reading with Karen, Ivy Alvarez and Mab Jones. We're planning to stay overnight so we can watch the World Cup and so I can go to the Doctor Who Museum. Yes, I am that kind of geek.

I don't know if I'll do a reading in London (I'm thinking no at this point), but I will be hanging out with friends who are coming in from various places and I'll be going down to Kent to see my friends Peter and Krys. She's a brilliant photographer and wants me to do a sitting in her new studio.

Then, I'm making my way to Paris for a few days and my plan is to finish the second novel while I'm there. I'll be scouting locations and just soaking up the city after nearly a decade away. It will be the 15th anniversary of my first trip to Paris, which inspired Conquering Venus.


January said…
I'm so excited for you. It's going to be fabulous!
Anonymous said…
Oxford? Seriously?! Now that's something to put at the top of your resume.

Justin Evans said…
Wow! This is fantastic! I am very jealous.
Joy said…
You absolutely deserve it! I know you'll enjoy every minute of it and share with us so we can live vicariously through your adventures! Maybe the seeds of another trilogy will be planted on this trip!
Val said…
I only have one two things to say to you Collin:

1. Congratulations on your upcoming teaching gig at Ox

2. Is it possible for you to pack this lovely french Canadian girl in your suitcase and drop her off in Paris?

Okay, three things. Have a wonderful time while in Europe and pity this peasant who must freeze in the North. :)
Lisa Allender said…
Congrats, again, Coll.
Oxford, wowsers! :)

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