This post is going to be pretty short. After a hectic week, I’ve had little time to research exciting things. What I did have time for, though, was to sign up for my first ever Writers’ Workshop.
The workshop is next weekend, 10/16. It is being held in conjunction with the Boston Book Festival and run by Grub Street. I’ve been thinking about trying out a workshop or class through Grub Street for a while, but the cost has always held me back. What if the class isn’t good? What if workshops don’t work for me? This workshop will give me the perfect opportunity to try them out because it is free.
If you are in the Boston area, you should look into this workshop and the other Boston Book Festival events. While last year, their first year, had some problems – pouring rain, more people than the spaces could handle – the festival was still a lot of fun. After all, what could be better than a celebration of the literary world? This year should be better organized and there are several Children/Young Adult lit events on the schedule, including presentations from Jeff Kinney and Kristin Cashore (my review of Fire to follow next week). Sadly I have to work part of the day and will miss Jeff Kinney, but by optimizing what little time I have, I’m hoping to get the most that I can out of the festival.
Look for my update next week, 10/17, where I will share my thoughts on the event and my first workshopping experience.