Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Back Late and...
...exhausted after the Jo Shapcott reading at UEA, with myself doing the introductions and interview. I don't usually feel nervous or anxious before my own readings but I get a double dose of both nerves and anxiety before doing this kind of thing. Generally it goes well once it happens, nor do I feel anxious once we start, but the hours before are like a kind of boring lecture I seem to be giving myself. Why am I giving myself a boring lecture? Why am I being boring? Why am I giving a lecture? To myself? Then it all starts again though occasionally a light comes on and a voice patiently explains that I am not giving a lecture and that this is a conversation.
Which is more or less what happens on stage. So this went well.