Tuesday, September 11, 2007

This weekend is the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival and I'm neck deep in it:
  • I will be on a panel with Katey Schultz and Dot Jackson about getting published. Not that I know much more than the beginnings of that.
  • Also, I'll read my own work in a session of local women writers who have all lent their writing talents to promoting the literary festival: Janice Barnett, Alessa Lemming, Susan Bell, Katey Schultz & Bethany Rountree.
  • Most exciting is the Saturday morning (8:30 ack!) session with Charles Price, Loy McWhirter, Eliza McWhirter & Bruce Greene in which Charles and I will read selections of poems from a wide variety of well know Appalachian writers. Interspersed will be traditional music sung & played by Loy, Eliza & Bruce. We went through our "set list" and the flow is really amazing. It will be a treat just to perform with them.
  • I also get to be the "Mistress of Ceremonies" for the Saturday evening banquet and introduce Glenis Redmond -- which makes me really excited and nervous at the same time.
I can't believe the time is almost here!