Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, Anna, Kathleen, and Deb
Each Friday I look forward to the a special pullout section,
Weekend Plus, of our local newspaper.
It includes a restaurant section with reviews for Dining Deals and Happy Hour, calendars and reviews for Nightlife, Concert Hall, Visual Arts, a movie section, a datebook for all kinds of events around the Sound and my favorite section - Readings, which includes a book review and author visits for the upcoming week. There's always at least one book reading that I want to attend and usually a conflict that prevents me from going. This week I spotted two Saturday events that I wanted to attend: the first at Town Hall, "Listen to Your Mother, Seattle," featuring local writers in celebration of all aspects of motherhood, original readings performed live onstage by their authors; and the second event a free author discussion and signing at the Burien Library - Dan Gemeinhart, author of The Honest Truth and Some Kind of Courage. We read The Honest Truth this fall in our after school book club. Wouldn't you know it? Both events occurred at the same time, and I was already booked for Saturday.
I scanned the rest of the week and that's when I saw it . . . my own name! I was aghast, there was someone else in the Seattle area with my name! And then I remembered . . . I am participating in a poetry reading on Thursday at my favorite indie bookstore in our community. One of the poets contacted me and asked me to participate. I told him that I would be happy to share favorite children's poems. So there should be a little footnote to this announcement (poets read their work and poetry-loving Islander/retired teacher shares favorite poems for children). I'm so excited for this opportunity. My challenge is how to pick which poems to share from the hundreds (maybe even thousands) of poems I love!