Saturday, February 07, 2009

Fun and games, the AWP edition

Reminder: I'll be signing chapbooks at AWP at the Finishing Line Press table, 3:00-4:00 pm on Friday the 13th. (it's your lucky day! *hee*) And unless I get desperate and eat it all myself between now and then, I will have milk chocolate hearts and dark chocolate kisses for the taking. So stop by and say hello!

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Of course, scant days before checking into the most expensive hotel I've ever visited in my life, my trusty '91 Corolla decides it needs a huge amount of money put into fixing it. Doesn't that just figure? Thank goodness my mechanic came up with a "twelve months same as cash" offer for me. Still... I'll be the one subsisting on Luna bars and peanut butter (the non-salmonella variety) in her hotel room next week. I'll probably go out for dinner once or so, but let's just say that "free appetizers" will be the magic words when trying to decide which offsite events to go to. Sigh! I'll still be buying a few books, though. Because I'd rather read than eat.

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I do plan on blogging from AWP, although if I get busy and overwhelmed I reserve the right to take a nap instead. Rest assured I'll refrain from posting incriminating photos though. For a small fee. Muahahahahahahaha!

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I managed to land tickets for the upcoming Springsteen shows in Denver and Chicago. After the Super Bowl halftime performance, demand for these shows was ridiculous, so I'm pretty relieved to have gotten these. I actually thought about trying to hit the tour opener in San Jose on April Fool's Day as well, but rationality and good sense won out.

This means I have three trips to Chicago in my future: next week for AWP, mid-May for Bruce, and July for the American Library Association conference. Even though it's only a couple hundred miles away, I just don't get to Chicago that often, so it's funny to be going there three times this year.

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In all seriousness, I'm looking forward to meeting some of my fellow poet-bloggers in Chicago. Please do say hi if you see me!


Sara said...

Damn! I'm working the BOR table during your signing. You *could* hand deliver one (with chocolates) when the signing is over, though... :)

PS - Incriminating photos are the best part of AWP, don't keep them to yourself!

Collin Kelley said...

Looking forward to your AWP reports!

Anne said...

Sara: The BOR table is one of my top destinations, probably on the first day, so I can grab the new issue - maybe you'll be around! I'm sure I will catch up with you ... chocolate in hand. ;)

Collin: I'm sure they will be nowhere near as entertaining as your Idol reports! Somebody really needs to just pay you to come and blog AWP...

Anonymous said...

Hey, have fun Anne!!! Can't wait for your reports!

Lisa Allender said...

want all the updates from AWP. The July's Library thing sounds interesting, too!