How to be a nerd (at the Ojai Playwrights Conference)

Had a chance to write a story on the "word nerds" at the Ojai Playwrights Conference, the lucky young people taught by always eloquent and funny teacher/founder Kim Maxwell. Story should be of interest to anyone who likes comedy, I think. Here's the quote that best explains the class and Kim, in response to the question, why does she call her students "word nerds?":

"Nerds are the ones who don't fit in," [Maxwell] said. "That's why they are my chosen people. They always say the wrong thing, they act the wrong way, they're awkward, and that is the source of their creativity."

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Angelina Martin has a dialogue with Newt Gingrich, in pic by Carmen Smyth. 

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