The Tucson Festival of Books is Almost Here!

In the past, I’ve posted about supplies to take to writing events. But this evening, I’d rather focus on what I hope to accomplish at the 2015 Festival. Besides hearing famous authors speak about topics they’re passionate about, attending the Rock Bottom Remainders literacy-benefitting concert Friday night, and being surrounded by some of the best books of this century, I hope I have the chance to:

  • Reconnect with some of the authors and writers that I’ve met (Southwest Valley Writers Conference), interviewed (Rochester Teen Book Festival), or heard read their work (Cornell University Creative Writing Talks)
  • Learn some new writing techniques and gain some different perspectives on ways to become a better writer, both in terms of entertainment and for social change
  • Discover a whole new batch of LinkedIn and Twitter connections
  • Be as prepared as possible so I don’t have to waste precious time standing in line to get water, dealing with sunburn, or trying to find food
  • Make some contacts in the publishing field, both fiction and nonfiction books
  • Buy as many books as I want, both for my own reading pleasure and as gifts for others, and have the authors autograph them whenever possible
  • Discover all sorts of blog posts just waiting to be written
  • Spend the entire weekend luxuriating in the world of books, just like the proverbial kid in the candy store

Tucson, here I come! I’ll look forward to sharing my adventures with all of you along the way!

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