I'll third Hal and second Joe! Again this is the most rewarding conference
I attend for all the reasons we always list: quality people and thinking,
and genuine good will. Thank you to all involved.
On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 1:22 PM, Joseph Csicsila <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'd second Hal's sentiments and add big thanks to Ann and Kerry for the
> hs of grinding work as conference co-directors that went into helping put
> gether such a great three days.=20
> Congratulations, too, to the five honorees for 2017: Barb, Shelly, Kent,
> ra, and Linda.=20
> Safe travels everyone!
> Joe Csicsila
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Aug 6, 2017, at 7:13 AM, Hal Bush <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Well, my friends, it was a blast. OK, I'll bite: here is the official
> > place to post your favorite moments and memories. I'd love to hear
> > anyone's thoughts on the experience, so please hit "reply" & add on...
> > --Elmira College and the Center are in great hands: Joe & Matt and staff
> > did spectacularly and I am so grateful having them at the helm. Well
> > done: many people remarked on their enthusiasm and vision going forward.
> > --Much stirring talk about humor, satire, wit, jokes, and/or some
> > of that subject area, over several sessions: turns out Jim Caron is
> > the humorist! Except he may not like being called that... and everyone
> > consulted agrees that it should have been real whiskey, not iced tea,
> > were sipping...
> > --Japan wins again for most represented nation outside the USA!!
> > sama deshita!! One scholar, a Syrian national, was unable to join us due
> > to the travel ban -- which we learned from a tearful Matt Seybold. Matt
> > was not the only person moved to tears over the weekend by the way ...
> > --Great turnout and good weather -- and as usual, it was the PEOPLE
> > involved that made being at Elmira 2017 very special and memorable.
> > gratefully, --Hal B.
> > --=20
> > Prof. Harold K. Bush
> > Professor of English
> > 3800 Lindell
> > Saint Louis University
> > St. Louis, MO 63108
> > 314-977-3616 (w); 314-771-6795 (h)
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> > www.halbush.com
Director, Writing & Speaking Center
Director, Twain Lecture Series on
American Humor and Culture
St. Mary's College of Maryland