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Saturday, May 25, 2013
My First Writers' Conference Started Friday
My very first writers' conference! Apparently there are editors and publishers there, too, but I didn't meet many people on Friday night, most seemed to know someone else, but I sat with a couple of friendly authors at an interview by the wonderful Shelagh Rogers with iconic Cape Breton author Alistair MacLeod. Someone behind me kindly offered to get me a coffee.
A lovely receptionThe reception was very nice, lots of good tapas and there was free punch and water, and a cash bar.
|A lovely reception with wine and cheese and lots of good tapas|
I don't drink but paid for a cola and later poured for myself a glass of water which leaked! The punch was free but someone had left a ladle submerged. I'll be bolder today and tomorrow, get a proper glass for my water (my bad, I chose a plastic glass), and will go back for punch even if someone leaves the ladle in it again!
One of my problems is I'm a little shy about approaching groups or people who look like they know more than I do.
|A shy author|
My publisher will be there
speaking at ten, and perhaps a one-on-one with an agent or publisher later in the day.
Possible sale of my books
They took ten of my books for possible sale and I'll pick them up again this afternoon.
Rainy day people
I took a cab there and back as it's raining so hard and is cold, I'm not sure of the bus service, I'd have to walk four or five blocks and then I'm not sure when the bus comes in that particular area. If it were a sunny day and warm I'd be willing to walk. It's about 15 blocks from my apartment.
I'll have more to report later today after the second day is done. There's a gala tonight but I'm not registered for that.
|Gala Saturday night|
Didn't recognize any agents, editors, or publishers
So far I haven't rubbed shoulders with any agents, editors or publishers, but I suspect many seasoned authors know them and are part of the groups I saw that I was shy to join, as I don't know them and they seemed to be very intent on chatting amongst themselves.
I'm hoping I can pitch one of my books later today or Sunday.
|Kenna pitching a book|
Continental breakfast today and tomorrow
|Croissants and coffee|
Three organizers did an excellent job of it
Must be bolderI ran off the first couple of pages of my unpublished novels in case someone wants to look at them.
I think I'll be more bold in approaching the mentors gathered there this weekend.
Some phony laughter - nervous authors perhaps?
One note, there's a lot of phony laughter going around. Authors are notoriously shy and somewhat introverted, perhaps this is nervous laughter and nervous chatting up of anyone who seems to be a mentor...
One last video featuring a book called "No Great Mischief" by Alistair MacLeod.