Sunday, June 12, 2016

Working On Sunday?

The summer yoga sanctuary
Last week I had to make a decision. Should I spend today doing a couple of hours of yard work, a little baking, some reading, spend twenty minutes in the summer yoga sanctuary, watch the season finale of The Americans? Or should I attend a NESCBWI day-program, Building Your Community of Readers and Advocates? It would be really funny, if, after all that build-up, I said, "I did some yoga and watched The Americans." But, no, of course I went to the NESCBWI program. You know I'm a sucker for the whole community building thing, and I like those day-long programs. They're deep and extended without getting ridiculous about it the way, say, an MFA would.

Kirsten Cappy
This was a marketing program led by Kirsten Cappy of Curious City, a children’s book consulting company that creates marketing projects that focus on engaging readers. The focus of today's event was on discovery rather than traditional selling. Hmm. I don't think I heard a word about making bookmarks and postcards. No book launch parties. I could probably live without those.

I have to go to Twitter to look for the new people I met.

And I still watched the season finale of The Americans.

UPDATE: At today's program, someone brought up William Carlos Williams' The Red Wheelbarrow. Read it. Then read this about it.

I do recall who mentioned this poem, but I don't want to get into it, because she's working on a project related to it. If it works out, I will most certainly bring it up again.

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