Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Virginia Festival of the Book--Here I Come!
Tomorrow after school, I'm heading to Charlottesville, Virginia for the Virginia Festival of the Book. I am so excited. For a book lover like me, four days of non-stop book events, warm weather and being surrounded by like-minded people, sounds like heaven. Wouldn't you agree?
I get to participate on two panels during the festival, one on travel writing and the other discussing the African-American experience in literature. Two of my favorite topics of discussion. What's more, I'll be sharing the stage on the African-American Voices panel with two Meltingpot author friends, Carleen Brice and Heidi Durrow.
And then of course I get to go to all of the other free events happening all day and night. And yes, I will be in line to meet Sonia Manzano, aka Maria from Sesame Street, to get her autograph for my kids. FYI, she's working on a memoir that I bet will be quite interesting. Would you read it? Do you think it will be full of scandals from behind the scenes at Sesame Street? I hope not. But I digress.
I wish you all could come with me. Maybe you can. It's going to be a great weekend for a drive down south on the East coast. Who's with me?
(BTW, Because I'll be away, I may not be able to post on Friday. Check in, just in case.)