Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Art of Grace Lin

As LM Montgomery writes Anne's House of Dreams, I'm starting to count my days "like silver beads on a rosary," which means my traveling days are over for the immediate future. But when the Katonah Museum, who is putting on an exhibit of my work "The Art of Grace Lin," wanted me to be a part of their program how could I say no?

Enter in the magical technology of Skype! Now, I have done a limited number of Skype visits in the past, and I have to say I'm not really a fan. Right now, if I do them,  I only do 15 minute Q&A sessions for free because they tend to be more frustrating than valuable (for me or the students). I always feel like I am shouting into the computer and the connection usually freezes 2 or 3 times.

However, this time, the internet behaved and the visit went flawlessly! I could feel the friendliness of the visitors across the interwebs, everyone had great questions and I even read some of my book. Perhaps I'll have to consider doing Skype visits as more of a regular thing, they certainly are convenient...

The Art of Grace Lin exhibit shows until September 2nd at the Katonah Museum, 134 Jay Street - Route 22
Katonah, NY 10536 call (
914)232-9555 for more info.