OMG–there are two Laura Scotts. And they couldn’t be more different.
I like my name, but it’s a little more common than I’d prefer as a writer. I could have been Laura Ellen Golembiewski, if my parents hadn’t decided to buck tradition and invent their own last name. Maybe it was a 60s thing. Maybe my mom didn’t want to be a Golembiewski. It was a sure thing she didn’t want to be a Blanchard anymore. Apparently my dad was shooting for a hyphenate: Gordon-Scott, but mom thought that was pretentious (it was, and Dad didn’t think that was a problem). So Scott was the compromise, and Dad took Gordon as his new middle name.
I used to write as “L. E. Scott,” until I discovered that was the name of a jazz poet. “Laura Scott” is the name of a line of clothing, so that’s out. “Laura Ellen Scott” has worked well for quite some time, but every once in a while…
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This isn't a book trailer, but a short film about the making of the book trailer. It makes me want to read the book:
I was interviewed for an article for Inside Higher Ed a week ago. It appeared today in Slate: Major Exodus By Colleen Flaherty Humanities advocates sometimes dispute data about declining numbers of majors in their disciplines: They don’t always reflect double majors, or overall enrollment in courses, or the diversity of majors now available to students …
I like to think I had a hand influencing this group of artists, including the very talented Jessica Kalista. Jessica took one of my very first Bodylore courses as part of the Folklore Studies Program at George Mason University. I can’t wait to see the Olly Olly exhibit.
Olly Olly, a new alternative art space in Fairfax, VA, is pleased to present its inaugural pop-up art exhibition, Bodylore, an exploration of the human figure and an investigation into the body as social construct, tradition, myth, and fairytale. On Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 7pm to 10pm, spend an evening with the artists:
Bodylore features a variety of work dealing with the body, the interaction of bodies, embodiment, the folklore of bodies, play, and the role of the body in our everyday experience, dream-life, and cultural imagination.
Olly Olly wants to nourish the body and the community as well. We will be collecting healthy non-perishable food items for the Food Bridge Program at Our Daily Bread, which provides short-term emergency food assistance to Fairfax County area residents who are in crisis. We encourage you to bring a healthy…
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This is fantastic news.