Trilla Pando has been a member of WLT since November 2013 and is attending the 2014 Summer Writing Retreat in Alpine this week. She lives right in the center of Houston’s action-packed Montrose neighborhood.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Trilla Pando: I’ve written about everything: stuffy academic economics papers, only because I taught it and had to keep my job, a fun food and history newspaper column, memoir, some short stories along the way and always poetry, but not enough. Lots of book reviews as well.
Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?
TP: I should have a cocktail party, there are so many. For a few, I’d have morning coffee with Molly Ivins and the papers, afternoon tea with Jane Austen and Dorothy Sayers along with Dorothy Parker nipping martinis in the background, and a bedtime hot chocolate with James Thurber.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
TP: I’d like to say a complete Shakespeare, but I’d truly want a detailed astronomy book with the stories of the constellations. That way I could read myths in the day and figure how to get off the blasted island at night
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
TP: How many great writers Texas has and how supportive they all are.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
TP: To new, fun, and unexpected places.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
TP: Watch for more poetry after the Summer Wring Retreat with Scott Wiggerman!
If you’d like to learn more about our Summer Writing Retreat in Alpine or register for one of our workshops, you can find more information here: