Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Get Ready to Rock the Block at The 2012 Writer's Block Festival

My life has felt particularly pulverized, blender-style, as of late, but today is my first "day off" in a month and I'm feeling the love, Tuesday.  I still have my jammies on.  My cup of coffee is full (but I did run out of soy creamer - curses!). My pile of student papers has dwindled to a do-able final four.  Kids are at school.  Both dogs are snoring.  Ahhhhhh.  This is what it's all about.  These moments of quiet reflection and focus.  Rare and intoxicating.

All of that calm will come to a crashing end this weekend, but in a good, writerly way.  It's time for the Second Annual Writer's Block Festival in Louisville, Kentucky!!  Woot, woot!  I have served on the planning committee, designed the program, will be volunteering in multitudinous ways on the day of, and will be representin' for Bloggers everywhere on a panel of local bloggers! Can I get a "What, what!"?

Here's the sweet info. 

The Writer's Block Festival
 If you are local or regional, there is still time and room to register for workshops (and let me just say that the workshop leaders are award-winning professionals like my fellow Earlham alum - and OA resident circa 1986 - Maurice Manning, Frederick Smock from Bellarmine University, and the illustrious novelist, my buddy and most excellent former downstairs neighbor, Kirby Gann).  You don't have to pay to attend readings and panels, if that is more your thang.  Do come, though.  It's going to be a great time.  Plus, the Flea Off Market is happening around the corner, meaning shops and restaurants will be open and festive.  It will be a regular NuLu fiesta!