Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Come watch my knees shake on the platform, and my glasses slide down my nose.

It’s a dream come true—I get to read at Wordstock this year.

As a Finalist for the Oregon Book Awards, I take the stage at 5pm, Nov. 9th, as one of four contenders for the Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Non-fiction, and earlier that day, field questions during the Queer Portland panel at 12:30, where I’ll be sitting with Ariel Gore, Marc Acito, and Diane and Jake Anderson-Minshall.

During a less knee-quaking encounter, I’ll be selling copies of The Brides of March with the Oregon Writers Colony at noon to one on Saturday, and then Willamette Writers from one to three o’clock, two literary organizations who have done much to enrich writing in this state and support writers both beginning and long-established.

I’m looking forward to the writers who will be at Wordstock this year—Ed Goldberg and Bill Cameron at 2:30 on Saturday, Marc Acito teaching humor at 4:30 on Saturday, and a heavily anticipated reading by graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel at 10:30 on Sunday—I’ll be in the front row. Go to Wordstock Festival Authors for a complete list of the fantastic writers at the festival.

Please re-visit my book site, and my original site, berendemotier.com, because I’ve revamped my web presence; thanks for your patience while I slogged through one of those years.

See you at Wordstock!*

*click on this for a listing of events and locations during the Wordstock weekend

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