Saturday, November 18, 2006

Catching up with Roy Peter Clark

After graciously agreeing to sign my book, Poynter's ubiquitous writing guru Roy Peter Clark and I couldn’t help but wonder: Who’s winning the Michigan-Ohio State game?

Clark told me last he heard the score was 14-7, Michigan. He was giving a talk in a session entitled Grassroots Journalism: Where is the narrative in future visions of the news?

Clark’s Friday session on narrative tools was SOR – sitting room only -- and afterwards he sat down to sign “Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer."

Ever heard this guy in front a piano? He’s quite the entertainer. Anyone have any favorite RPC stories?

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RPC can tickle the ivories like nobody's business. When I was at Poynter, every session we had with him on the writing tools started with us clustered around the piano. A frequent commenter on this blog was even the subject of his favorite song "Jessie's Girl." Ole Roy has soul -- more than I expected actually. And if you're looking for a laugh, ask him to recite the monologue from Austin Powers. Pure comedy.

Good times with RPC. Good times, indeed.

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