Speaking of the writing front, I went to the Book Cellar in Lincoln Square in the city of Friday for the Witty Women Writers’ reading night. There were four different Chicago-based authors there to read some of their new work; I battled ridiculous and inexplicable traffic from 5.50pm until about 7.15pm, only to get there about half an hour late (it started at seven) and find out the venue was at capacity. However, I employed my notorious tenacity and hung out bum-style between the doors — for warmth, but also to semi-hear author Jen Lancaster’s reading through the cracks — and slipped in as soon as a person left.
Of the four ladies doing readings that evening, I lucked out because I managed to catch both that I specifically went to hear. The aforementioned Ms. Lancaster was one, and the other was her best friend Stacey Ballis, whom I’d already met recently at the Book Cellar’s fall adult spelling bee (incidentally, I already mentioned her in a previous post, prior to becoming familiar with her work, which I later enjoyed.)
So, just to share, I did get one nice photo from the event (to be added later when Blogger is working properly again). These are both authors who are lovely and very friendly. I am so glad to have them locally!
I bring this up because, as I mentioned before, I’m determined to start writing on a regular basis again, and that includes the memoirs I’ve been sporadically excerpting in this blog.
I love the writing community.
To our healing,