Monday, August 31, 2009

Chicago event: "Pen to Press"

Lawyers for the Creative Arts and The John Marshall Law school are hosting this one-day workshop “Pen to Press": The fine print in self-publishing.” Deadline to sign up is September 12. The event is Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. Cost for the full day workshop is only $75.

I’ll be an exhibitor there, so please stop by and say Hello if you’re there.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Special Event Announcement

Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 8 pm
Celebratory Readings in the Snug ~ Remembering Frank McCourt ~ (1930-2009)

Friends with deep Irish roots will share laughs in a night of reading selected passages from the works of Frank McCourt, who passed away recently.

With well-chosen excerpts, full of life and his self-deprecating humor, we share the best of his work from Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, and Teacher Man.

Featuring Irish Authors:

Helen Gallagher (Release Your Writing: Book Publishing Your Way),
Carol McCarthy LaChapelle (Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories),
Marguerite O'Connor (Griefstruck and Leading Change & Navigating Success),
Jack O'Keefe (Brother Sleeper Agent and the forthcoming Famine Ghost).

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201
(847) 864-1679

**PLEASE NOTE** Seating in the Snug is very limited. Come early to reserve your seats, have a meal in our dining room, and then retire with your drinks for the reading!

NO COVER. Reservations strongly recommended.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Two weeks flew by....

Oh my gosh, I didn't mean to be a post-less blogger for the past two weeks, but I've been traveling a little, speaking to writers about publishing and marketing their work, and seeing the fabulous Julie & Julia movie. I also moved. Just two blocks away but hundreds and hundreds of books came along with me. Laid end-to-end they surely would have traversed the move like dominoes if I stacked them in the street and nudged them a bit.

The result is lovely: A lifetime of books to pack and unpack, shelve and re-shelve, read and re-read!

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.

Charles W. Eliot (1834 - 1926), The Happy Life, 1896