So, I am super excited to be attending this years Longview Literary Festival. The festival is located at Metropolitan Community College in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. I found out about this festival through my friend, Amy. Thanks, Amy!
The first thing I’ll be doing is participating in a panel discussion about writing short fiction. So far, the schedule shows me being joined by one other panelist. Hi, Sean Demory! My panel runs from 11:00pm to 12:00pm.
After that, I’ll take some time to sign some books. My table is tentatively open from 12:00 to 2:00. I’ll try to not disappear for lunch, so you might find me eating while signing books. 🙂 I’ll be trying something new: selling my books at whatever you’re willing to give. So one dollar or a hundred dollars; I’ll take as little or as much is offered in exchange for a book. If it goes well, I might try it again.
I will also be doing a reading at some point during the day at one of the open mics. As far as I know, I don’t have any fans traveling down to see me (if you are planning to, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be sure to set my sights on one open mic slot). The most likely reading time for me is between 5:00 and 6:00. I have a lot of material for public readings (hint: email if you want to book me as a reader for your literary event).
It’s going to be a Friday for enjoying readings, attending panels, and making friends. Speaking of friends, I’ll be traveling with my friend Mike. Thanks Mike! Not that I left him much choice in the matter. 🙂 After all, I needed someone to lug around my copies of Descriptions of Heaven.
Event: MCC-Longview Literary Festival
Location: MCC-Longview Community College
Cultural Arts Center
500 SW Longview Road
Lee’s Summit, Missouri
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Schedule of Events: http://www.mcckc.edu/events/lv-literary/schedule.aspx
Event website: http://www.mcckc.edu/events/lv-literary/