Spent Friday and Saturday at the Red Dirt Book Festival in Shawnee, OK. It is a biennial event put together by the library system that brings authors, poets, scholars together with book lovers and aspiring writers.
I really enjoyed it; learned a few things, got to see some of my favorite authors. Even spoke with some of them. Everyone was approachable, and more than willing to give of their time and experiences. I was privileged to hear Sharon Sala, Jordan Dane, Billie Letts, Mel Odem, Michele Bardsley, and several others speak. Got a chance to actually meet and hold a short coversation with Michele Bardsley who is very gracious and congenial.
All in all - a great experience which refreshed my commitment to writing. I also have an opportunity to submit a written work of up to 3,000 words to the Red Dirt anthology which is only open to which participants and registered attendees. Deadline is December 15, 2009. So, now I have to determine what to submit.