Somebody get that puppet a Regency dress! Author and puppeteer Mary Robinette Kowal recently auditioned for a (professional level) puppetry workshop that will be held by the living saints that bring us Sesame Street. After being accepted, she didn’t just shout from the rooftops that she’d gotten in. Instead, she used her practice and audition process as an opportunity to talk about how the craft of writing relates to her puppetry work, and to encourage all of us to dedicate ourselves to our work, whatever that work might be.
Click through to see Kowal perform Lewis Carroll’s “The Jabberwocky” in about a billion different hilarious character voices. There is also some singing, but we’re assuming that was actually performed by Patrick Rothfuss.