Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Slice of Life: My Favorite Newspaper Section!

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, BethAnna, Kathleen, and Deb
                   for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.

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! 


  1. Wow...that sounds like fun and yet a challenge. Where to start! There are so many poems. I hope you write an let us know how the event went and what poems you chose...and why.

  2. There you are, Ramona! I see your name. I hope you'll let us know how it goes in your next slice.

  3. I love hearing about "all" of this, Ramona, but especially about the joy you will bring to those in that audience when you share your favorite children's poems. I hope you'll have someone take pictures!

  4. I loved your initial reaction, and the delighted double take...bravo, my friend!

  5. Enjoy the opportunity to read these poems you love aloud...words that are meaningful for you...very powerful! Enjoy the moment!!!

  6. In our house, when your name is in the local paper, we say you are famous. Congrats on being famous. Good luck with the reading.

  7. In our house, when your name is in the local paper, we say you are famous. Congrats on being famous. Good luck with the reading.

  8. Way cool. How did the reading go?

    1. Hasn't happened yet. It's Thursday night.